Category: prison system

QUESTIONS, by Mario Collier

Why is it that you have to fight for the American dream? Have you ever given any real thought to homelessness in America, do you realize it doesn’t have to exist? One of the main reasons manufacturing is outsourced is the low price of a huge work force, […]

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by RONALD JOHNSON

Hello World, The wriedest thing ever, Right… A few KDOC/EDCF employees was very recently fired and it is said a few were in hand cuffs. These employees were a Deputy Warden, Major, a Lt., and a couple if Captains. This stems from reportedly an inmate death, which these […]

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THE ASYLUM, by Mark Blain

Hello from the “Twilight Zone.” I use this to describe prison because, if you’ve ever watched the show, you know that their explorations of the STRANGE and the ODD are basically reality inside these places. Although I say this in a form of lighthearted expressionism, the truth is […]

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THE SYSTEM HAS TO CHANGE: An Overview of how Being Incarcerated Perpetuates Recidivism: Closed Custody and Maximum Security Prison Edition, by Richard Kirkham

In my last post I broke down how Jails perpetuate recidivism. Now let’s look at what being in Closed Custody and Maximum Security Prison in America looks like, and how that also drives recidivism. Here’s what its like after riding the chain bus to the Big House, the […]

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“TRYING TO MAKE THE TRANSITION; The Prison System/Life of New York State vs. The Prison System/Life of The State of Ohio”, By Jeffrey Tobias, Part IX

In summing up most of the Professors I’ve encountered, or had the Honor and Pleasure of learning from Their expertise, I saved The Best, MY BEST, for last; PROFESSOR ANNE RICE, not to be confused with Ann Rice the Vampire Writer! She resembles Meridith, the very first host […]

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“TRYING TO MAKE THE TRANSITION; The Prison System/Life of New York State vs. The Prison System/Life of The State of Ohio”, By Jeffrey Tobias, Part VIII

The Professors who teach for Hudson Link/Mercy College, at Sing Sing Correctional Facility, are HUMANITARIANLY BEAUTIFUL people. I never had the pleasure of being taught by Mrs. Skouzen, the English Professor, or Mr. Skouzen, the Economic’s Professor (I hope I’m not butchering the spelling of their name); Mrs. […]

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“TRYING TO MAKE THE TRANSITION; The Prison System/Life of New York State vs. The Prison System/Life of The State of Ohio”, By Jeffrey Tobias, Part VII

I didn’t know EVERY LAW, that was birthed into existence, were Laws that were put into place to hamper and enable the Black Race, particularly the Black Man. Those two Columbia courses, coalesced with the History 105 class, brought that paper to fruition, so of course it ORIGINATED […]

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“TRYING TO MAKE THE TRANSITION; The Prison System/Life of New York State vs. The Prison System/Life of The State of Ohio”, By Jeffrey Tobias, Part VI

My SOCL 262 Alcohol, Drugs, & Behavior Professor, Mr Montero, excuse my Dominican, is his favorite saying because he has a strong Dominican accent/dialect, and when he tries to explain certain things his “Dominican” gets in the way 🙂 (ha,ha,ha). He’s cool. I was 1 point shy of […]

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“TRYING TO MAKE THE TRANSITION; The Prison System/Life of New York State vs. The Prison System/Life of The State of Ohio”, By Jeffrey Tobias, Part V

The first paper I wrote, for Mr. Sax, was about my spiritual journey from childhood to present. When he was returning our papers, he saved mines for last. I panicked because I thought he’d lost, or forgotten mines, but then he asked, “Who’s Tobias?” He was walking past […]

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The System, by Shawn Williams

When you see a black journalist, black police officer, black detective, black chief of police, black mayor, black prosecutor, black lawyer, black judge, they are not seeking or exposing the truth. Soon as they receive those jobs we (black people) lose them. They no longer speak or care […]

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The Last Blessing in Prison Decimated Over a Farce: A Year in Review (Success or Failure) – by John Hamilton

In April of 2017, the Virginia Dept. of Corrections (VADOC) implemented more stringent security measures in response to the uncontrolled influx of contraband (drugs and cell phones) covertly being brought into prisons. There are three distinct ways contraband may be smuggled; 1) by prisoner through visitation, 2) by […]

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The Convoluted Classification System for Offenders in the Virginia Dept. of Corrections, by John Hamilton

As I approach another Annual Review, it reminds me how contrived the classification process is and whether improvements can be made. From what I’ve gathered after reviewing the established Departmental Operating Procedures (DOPs) governing the classification process it’s clear there’s been much debate. It’s my opinion from scrutinizing […]

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