Martin Lockett

In 2013 Martin published his memoir Palpable Irony: Losing my freedom to find my purpose, and more recently his second book, My Prison Life, a Blogger’s Insights from the Inside". During his incarceration, he has earned a Certificate of Human Services from Louisiana State University, an AA from Indiana University, a BS in Sociology from Colorado State University, and an MS in Psychology from California Coast University. Martin works as an addictions recovery coach, and facilitates impaired driver victim-impact panels. When released, he aspires to counsel at-risk youth who struggle with substance addiction.
We Are Better Than This

We Are Better Than This

We are no doubt in a time where evil has been on the rise, public discourse has turned hostile, demagoguery appears to be a winning recipe for political office, and the divides among demographics in our melting pot are as pronounced as I can remember in all of my...

Why Bother

Why Bother

Any woman in a relationship with a man in prison can attest to the fact that there will, unfortunately, be many in their families and inner-circle of friends who don't approve of their relationships. Many who are critical of these relationships, however, are not...

Recycle Me

Recycle Me

With over 2 million citizens of this country locked in cages, one can't help but feel as though our lives are dispensable. One can't help but feel as though our society deems us not worthy of correction that would send us back to our communities as assets rather than...

The Ripple Effect

The Ripple Effect

For too many years of my life I assumed my actions affected me and only me. So what if I chose to drink away my pain? So what if I messed up, got arrested, and got sentenced to many years in prison: I'm the one doing the time, or so I thought. I couldn't see beyond...

Prisoners Need Love, Too

Prisoners Need Love, Too

I cannot tell you how many times I have witnessed or have heard about men in this situation either meeting a woman via a pen pal website — or otherwise — and developing a strong relationship or even getting married, only to have it go awry. The euphoria of knowing...

Addiction: A Choice Or A Disease?

Addiction: A Choice Or A Disease?

Many have exclaimed, "Addiction is NOT a disease — it's a choice!" A disease, they'll say, is something that you have no control over; it suddenly afflicts you when you least expect it and wreaks havoc on your life. People don't do anything to bring about disease in...

Learn, Baby, Learn

Learn, Baby, Learn

I was on the yard today simply enjoying the 75-degree weather. I'd taken a seat on one of the metal benches located on the inner edge of the track when a guy walked up to me, took it upon himself to sit down and start chatting. Now, I'm one of those people who...

Roseanne Barred

Roseanne Barred

I won't lie, I was shocked to see ABC cancel their highest-rated sitcom over its star Roseanne Barr's racist tweet against former Barack Obama cabinet member Valerie Jarrett. In this day and age, where money seems to rule the day, it was both courageous and refreshing...

NF-Fail

NF-Fail

The NFL has easily been America's favorite pastime for the past couple decades. The Superbowl is by far the largest televised, most profitable sporting event every year, and its players offer the greatest athleticism and skillset in the sport around the world. We love...