Michael Henderson

Who Decides Who Gets The Virus?

Who Decides Who Gets The Virus?

This is not a trick question, and there are no prizes for placing at the top of the list. But as I read articles from around the country in regard to the ever-increasing numbers of newly infected persons, and hear next-to-nothing about prisoners, it stands to reason...

Mail Fail

Mail Fail

So many people who become incarcerated have no idea that just because we are behind the fences doesn't mean that we have no rights. One of the most important rights is that of communication. We can, for all intents and purposes communicate with our lawyers and loved...

Dandy Lying

Dandy Lying

My brother lives in an old farm house in Ohio with this great front yard of plush green grass that in the heart of the season is carpeted with the most beautiful and brightest yellow dandelions you’ve ever seen. I remember when my son was about 5 and he commented,...

More Government Chum

More Government Chum

Pinellas County Florida’s Sheriff Bob Gualtieri’s complicity in creating a racial divide leading to constant strife, stress and physical fights among the prisoners at the county jail facility under his charge actually costs the taxpayers untold thousands of dollars....

The Shake Down

The Shake Down

  Shake down Go ahead and take it from me Shake down In the middle of the night Shake down I’m sleeping here can’t you see Shake down it’s not alriiiiiight… With me Although this sounds like a parody from weird Al Yankovic of a famous Tom Petty song, it really...

Change Starts With You

Change Starts With You

"How am I racist? I’m Black!” Racism is something I never gave much thought to for most of my life, I just didn’t ascribe to the unconscious practice even before I began waking up. My opening quandary is an actual, honest-to-God exchange between an inmate and a...

My Reluctant Ministry – Family

The most remarkable part of being locked up is not the lack of remorse and compassion from these prisoners, but the level of humanness of these so called hardened criminals. A man came to me the other day because, he said, I was a father and he didn’t know what to do...