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.
Understanding Addiction

Understanding Addiction

It's no secret that most of us in prison (about 80% in fact) have been involved with and/or addicted to drugs and/or alcohol for many years, eventually leading us to where we are today. Many— if not virtually all of us — neglected our familial responsibilities, job...

Sharing the Impact

Sharing the Impact

For the first twelve years of my incarceration I was convinced I had done everything I could to atone for my crime by honoring my victims' lives as I had promised their families during my sentencing hearing. I had earned a BS in Sociology and MS in Psychology in...

Counting My Blessings

Counting My Blessings

It's not too often that we take time in our day to reflect on the many good things we have: a job, healthy kids, a home in a safe neighborhood, food on the table, and the list could obviously go on for pages. After all, we are so preoccupied with the hustle and bustle...

Martin Luther King Jr., Speech

Please enjoy this speech delivered by our friend and featured writer Martin Lockett about Martin Luther King Jr. [wonderplugin_video iframe="https://youtu.be/o5DKFlHZDa4" videowidth=600 videoheight=400 keepaspectratio=1...

More Than A Number

More Than A Number

Inmate 1-2-6-6-4-1-7-5 — that's my other "name." The name I'm forced to answer to on a regular basis lest I be found in disobedience of a direct order by refusing to answer to a state-issued number, insisting on being called by the name my parents gave me at birth. In...

Letter To My Younger Self

Letter To My Younger Self

Dear Martin, I write to you from the other side — the side that awaits you if you don’t change your course of action soon. I know you are going through an extremely difficult time right now as you seek independence while trying to figure out your identity. Most...