For inmates who’ve been thrown away, solace comes in the form of people who understand without judgment.
A reflection to father from daughter.
I have the capability to be who and what I want to be.
Literature provides a purpose, changes the way we think and feel, frees us from life circumstances, according to one child thrust into circumstances beyond her control.
A young son’s mother was ripped from his house, his arms, his life. His poem captures a heart’s torture.
A 16-year-old girl reassures her terrified younger self she will survive her mother’s breakdown and her father’s single parenting.
Time: Friday night. Place: Outside Bob’s Liquor Store.
He comes from a carrying a .22mm Glock at 14-years-old because he didn’t have anyone to have his back.
It had been nearly two years since I last saw my father, and I was excited to see him again.
Your one and only Babygirl.
I come from Los Scandalous, California where gang banging is not an option.
When your uncle is no longer there.
When a father is incarcerated, communication can be tough.
POPS—Pain Of the Prison System issued writing prompts to kids to encourage letter writing to their incarcerated fathers. Here’s an example from one of the kids in the club.
Even though there have been bumps on the road, I’ve always managed to get back on the highway toward success.
I live in South Central Los Angeles and experience an endless cycle of tension, waiting for something bad to happen.