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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...

The Seventh Day

The Seventh Day

Religion, it's a complicated subject among a population of many different walks of life and religious beliefs. Wars are fought and people die in the name of Gods and causes. Even today things are the same, take what's happening in Jerusalem right now with the...

Parenthood in Prison

Parenthood in Prison

This is a subject that is especially personal to me. I have two children. One I have never met and another I barely know and haven't seen in about 16 years. She and I once had a very strong relationship. But it seems time works both ways. Time will heal wounds and it...

Hi everyone. My name is Bobby Bostic. Look me up to learn about my story. I came to prison at 16 years old for robbery and I was sentenced to die in prison although no one was seriously injured in my crime. The judge told me "Bobby Bostic you will die in the...

Shining a light on the War on Drugs

Shining a light on the War on Drugs

From the Texas Center for Justice & Equality: A new report, Reversing the War on Drugs in Texas, authored by Policy Analyst Sarah Reyes and Director of Policy and Advocacy Alycia Castillo, shares research on who’s actually using drugs in Texas, the harmful...

Broken Wing

Broken Wing

Once upon a time, there existed a bird with a broken wing. Singing out loud for healing, so as to fly once again. Time seemed to stand still, while this bird sat painfully alone. Its own neighbors, looked the other way, while this birds song had no end, to its tone....

Out of Sight – Out of Mind

Out of Sight – Out of Mind

Photo by Boudewijn Huysmans on Unsplash There are many ideas of what it is like to be incarcerated. I have often heard people say they would not be able to cope if they were ever "Put Away," and to be honest, I, too, thought as much before my lock up. But come to find...

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