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.
Writing to the memory of the father.
Have you ever felt like drowning in emotion?
A century-old letter tells the story of a soldier’s character and his sacrifice.
Always searching and searching for that father figure I never had.
This Independence Day, what does freedom mean to you?
Who is to blame for family conflict?
My father is always there, encouraging me, motivating me, showing me what it means to be a good parent.
The love of a child burns brightly through the darkness
I have grown up without the father I’ve always needed.
The meaning of family through the eyes of a friend
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My mom’s fiancé falls to his knees, slowly picks me up and places me back onto my bed. My knee shakes uncontrollably.
Brian Boland reflects on what it means to ‘balance’ family and military service.