Sometimes,, reflecting on your past from someone else’s perspective is so much more insightful.
"where excuses go to die"
John Nelson sizes up more products from the detention supply industry, #2 in a casual series.
A former inmate sizes up detention products
If you can’t spout off on the deficiencies of others in a way that forces you to defend your beliefs to their face, you’ve got no excuse for pointing, laughing, and assuming you’re Divinely appointed as their superior.
At 94, growing her hair long is the extent of her personal choice.
You can’t run for reelection when you’ve been indicted by the Feds.
There’s facing facts and confronting possibilities, and then there’s dealing with truly horrifying circumstances head on—and publicly—as an example to others of the strength of character one can achieve.
In 1933, author F. Scott Fitzgerald ended a letter to his 11-year-old daughter, Scottie, with a list of things to worry about, not worry about, and simply think about.
Creator of the “Palsy Punch” is still swinging that “arm”
Let’s make sure the wisdom of prison educators doesn’t get left out of a dialogue that has become water-cooler conversation across America.
For John Espinosa Nelson the height of irony was devouring Elmore Leonard novels in prison.
Reforming mandatory minimum sentences for low-level drug offenders.
John Espinosa Nelson explains why these young men absolutely rock, and in more ways than one.
Nelson’s book is a testament to the humor and heart that exists behind bars. Set in a ludicrous place where excuses are everywhere — and worth nothing — this is one prison story that finally isn’t about rape, riots, and rotten food.