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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...

Unexpected Insight

Unexpected Insight

Faith is the essence of being. Everyone has faith. Whether theistic, pantheistic, or atheistic, everyone believes in something, and faith perspectives stack exponentially. I mean, we must have faith in not only the legitimacy of our faith, but also how each...

Preparing for Quarantine

Preparing for Quarantine

Note: Jacob and a number of other prisoners at WSRU in WA DOC were escorted to quarantine (we believe on 1/10/21) after testing inconclusive or positive for covid-19. We will not be able to hear from him until he has tested negative twice, and is out of quarantine....

Good morning, 2021

Good morning, 2021

Good morning, 2021 Behold, a world reeling Hearts left in utter ruin In dire need of healing An Eve spent in cheer Masking the dismay COVID lions roamed about Dragging loved ones away Good morning, 2021 I pray we arise anew As 2020 sets, you rise With hopes pinned 2U...

New Year’s Eve Prison Party!

New Year’s Eve Prison Party!

At WSRU (my gated community), we get one day out of the year to turn up -- on New Year's Eve. Unlike the free world, though, our New Year's Eve venues are "party of one" (or two if you live on the 4th tier and have a cellie) from inside our cells. Still, our open cell...

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