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My 19-Year Freedom Walk

My 19-Year Freedom Walk

Saturday, April 10, 2021 Today marks my one-year countdown to freedom! After 19 years, the world I left will be profoundly different. Sitting on my cell bunk, I imagine what freedom will look like and feel like in 365 days. I imagine its new flavor and texture, how it...

The Nicest Lady in Town

The Nicest Lady in Town

BY: Jeremy in Louisiana Have you ever spoke with someone, heard their voice, and immediately knew that they were a part of you? The words they said, the tears they shed, every syllable could have been you when you were eleven, talking to your 30 year old self over the...

Excessive Noise

Excessive Noise

We live in extremely hard times. The last year was certainly one of the more daunting of my life. The theme of 2020 was "If it can be shaken, it will be shaken." And the theme of 2021 may be "transition." Yet, whether or not 2021 turns out to be a year of growth...

Destiny Altered

Destiny Altered

Note from Melissa Schmitt, She-EO of Adopt an Inmate: My husband Jacob (he tells the story below the player) is what they call a "jailhouse lawyer." He has a heart of gold, and a compulsion to help everyone around him, especially with their legal work. Within hours of...

Prisons Use Covid to Enhance Punishment

Prisons Use Covid to Enhance Punishment

We've heard a few stories about how prisons use Covid as an excuse to enhance punishment of their charges. We received this letter from the mother of a person incarcerated at Stafford Creek Corrections Center in Washington Department of Corrections. We have reported...

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