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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...

We Have Names

We Have Names

Photo by tristan on Unsplash This morning we woke up to gun fire right outside our windows. We look out and there are targets posted in the yard shaped like humans. Officers from the tower were doing live fire target practice drills in our yard. In my whole time ever...

Summer Heat in Arizona Prison

Summer Heat in Arizona Prison

Summer in many prisons can be unbearable, as very few have any temperature control or much ventilation, and staff do little to nothing to provide relief. Prisoners suffer heat-related illnesses, and sometimes death, every year. Temperatures inside a cell can be over...

Prisoner Hunger Strike in Arizona

Prisoner Hunger Strike in Arizona

From one of our contacts in an Arizona prison: My yard organized a peaceful protest to our neglect and mistreatment. For all the empty promises made and unfulfilled by the administration. For everything that they have taken from us over these last couple years since...

Share This Message & Comfort Each Other

Share This Message & Comfort Each Other

I was watching the news last night and saw the story of those 19 children and 2 teachers murdered....how does something like this happen? Why does it happen? I don't even know what to say about a situation like this, what do I say about an act of torment like this?...

Our Friend Ryan’s Podcast, The Shakedown

Our Friend Ryan’s Podcast, The Shakedown

Friend of Adopt an Inmate Ryan Forbes has a new podcast, The Shakedown, and it's great! From Law and Order reruns to cold case podcasts, criminal justice has a very well known image in the media. However, is this image accurate? Ryan Forbes spent six years in prison...

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