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Letters From Prison: Hope is a Scarce Commodity

Letters From Prison: Hope is a Scarce Commodity

An excerpt of a letter from Rick in February of 2014, when he was still in county jail, and about six months before he was moved to prison. He writes about his idea to start Adopt an Inmate. I feel as though I am the most well-taken-care-of inmate in Del Valle. Having...

Stories: A Cry for Help, Ricky Lee Hefner

We get letters sometimes which break our heart. This one came in through our contact page which we assume must have been posted by a friend. It has been edited for clarity. Besides a cry for help, this is a cautionary tale. Never let the police search your vehicle or...

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Whether you are for or against inmates being able to receive stimulus checks like rest of the country, the choice was made by a judge who cited her reasons very logically and with compassion for why she believed it was justified. ''Why should an inmate receive such a...

Hope

Hope

Nine years ago today I walked into court with my wife of nineteen years on my arm. We were nervous but sure that we would be walking out together. We. were both wrong. Nine years ago today my nightmare began and it was a journey that only got worse as it went. I lost...

“All Day” is Going Home!

“All Day” is Going Home!

Sunday, April 11, 2021 I just wanted to share some great news about one of the bills (SB 5164) that our state's (Washington) Congress passed and how it affected a man I know called "All Day," who happens to live directly above me. People call him All Day because he is...

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