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This site is a collection of blogs written by prison inmates. It serves as a platform which allows them to share their individual stories, opinions, talents, and their inner thoughts. You can lock up a man, but you can’t lock up their mind.

We support, understand, and believe that writing can be a great source of rehabilitation, growth, and healing.

by Nathaniel McCoy

In reference to mass incarceration and prison reform Angela Davis speaks it no better as she breaks down the effects of recidivism dealing with the incarceration state.In her book series (Are Prisons Obsolete) she gets into details past events of prison reform in ways that are contrary to […]

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by Sharaud Franks

Dear Sharaud, First and foremost I’d like to say congratulations for superseding expectations of complete failure. because too many.. if not all ”expected” nothing more than ”everything less” of you. I know.. that u know.. that… Perfection is a Myth right? But you never allowed what you know […]

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Love Letter, by John Hudson

Bittersweet love, how you doin, its been a minute? Hope all is well with you while living beyond the fences our last conversation had ended without an ending so I’m sending you this letter of penitentiary venting No need to mention my mission within the system Just know […]

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Fake, by Ja’Relle Smith

How did I get here you think to yourself,as you irritatingly suffer the misfortune of your awareness in this moment, hysterical laughter resounds off of you and the bodies of the three others standing around you completing a small circle.Soberly you look on at them with subtle distaste […]

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WHY? by Archie Wilder

It all started with conversation. Even though we lived in the same neighborhood, we really didn’t know each other. I had been living there for a while, you were new. A lot of people in the neighborhood knew of me,but they really didn’t know me.I had been to […]

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POEM OF THE WEEK, by Mumin Israfil

Deep undersea, naked, holding your breath ~in lost faith you exhale submitting to death. Hateful of the ungrateful, Father Sea knows your plight ~he lovingly blows into you his saltwater Life. With you vigor returned, you feel the numbing cold ~transforming your skin into a vibrant protective fold. […]

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Flames, by Abdurahman Abdurahman

Heartache and sleepless nights. Damaged. Tarnished. Unrecognizable. What remains is the shell of what I used to be. Before the pain, vibrant, resilient. My soul has been dragged through the fire. Torched beyond repair. Struggling to keep the flames from the woman I love the most. Although she […]

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Love Like God, by Davin Wallace

By the grace of God i heard a Word today that convicted & encouraged me. In my past i have been in relationships that i didn’t honored & other relationships that dishonered other’s relationships including marriages. And in none of that was i honoring nor glorifying God. After […]

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by Archie Wilder

In reply to what deborahkhora said. I am 100% in agreement with you.Everything thing in world is so sexualized, that it fuels these sick individuals desires who have no self-control. But I’m going to show you something from a different angle that might surprise you.Just as you said […]

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