Leselie McDonald

No Change

Locked Up Hope

Men come to prison and the first thing on their minds is “how much money can I spend to ease some of this pain?” The Department of Corrections (D.O.C.) has no problem accommodating this itch. All day long I hear men reciting words to rap songs, not knowing that they’re contributing to their demise. It’s like frogs in a pot. If you put a frog in a pot of boiling hot water, the frog would jump right out as he knows the water is hot and will boil him to death. But if you put that same frog in a pot of cold water and turn the stove on, the frog would sit in that water and boil himself to death.

This is what we’re dealing with here in prison – men who don’t know that they are “cooking” themselves to the point of no return. Most men get out of…

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