This site is a collection of blogs written by inmates. It serves as a platform which allows them to share their stories, their opinions, their struggles, and their inner thoughts. You can lock up a man, but you can’t lock up their mind. I believe that the therapeutic power of writing can be a great source of rehabilitation, growth and healing.

This platform is FREE to all inmates, however donations are greatly appreciated.

Inmate Blogger serves different purposes, here are just a few:

  • it helps inmates open up through the power of writing
  • it gives family & friends of these inmates a chance to read about their journey
  • it gives doctors/researchers/students insight into the criminal mind
  • it gives society a glimpse into a real inmates life, their past, & their rehabilitation process
  • it shares stories of innocence
  • it shares a real look within the prison system
  • it offers inspiring stories of change

Blogging is such a positive alternative when compared to all the misconduct that goes on within prison. Please help spread the word about InmateBlogger.com.

Please check out this book:

Available on: Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iBookstore

All proceeds from this book will go towards maintaining the Inmate Blogger platform.

NOTES:  Inmates do not have access to the internet. All opinions/views posted on this blog site do not reflect the personal opinions/views of the manager.

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  1. Thank you to whomever found my blog, which gave me the wonderful opportunity to find this one! This blog’s purpose is extremely wonderful! I am going to spend some time today reading a number of the posts here.

    I have a mental illness. Though I have never been arrested, I am aware that way too many people with mental illness find themselves in jails and prisons. I also understand a tiny bit of what leads others (even without mental illness) to prisons and jails. I have a cousin who spent a lot of time in prison. Obviously I need to learn a lot more. I know I can never really know unless I’m in such a place, and imagine that everyone’s experience can be different. I look forward to learning more through this site’s posts. It’s great that many bloggers are represented here. Helping to make people understand their situations better is so educational. I also know how therapeutic writing can be. I hope all of the bloggers here continue to write.

    I once wrote a post called “Hating is not fair”. I’m not sure if anyone here is interested in that post, but I’d like to draw attention to the person that inspired it. If you are not familiar with Bryan Stevenson, I hope you will read about him online. He is a lawyer, social justice activist, founder and director of the Equal Justice Initiative, and a clinical professor of law at New York University School of Law. He works hard on behalf of people in prisons who have been wrongly accused and penalized too severely. He has a true “Christian” heart that believes all people have good in them. All. I agree that in the US far too many people are imprisoned and the system needs to be improved. And not just the prison system, but we need to work hard to improve lives everywhere for everyone.

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    • Hi! You are very welcome. I’m glad you stopped by and that you’re taking the time to read the blogs here. Thanks for telling me about Bryan Stevenson , I had not heard of him until now. Please enjoy the oodles of posts on Inmate Blogger. Thank you for following and for commenting.

      Suzie Jennings

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      • Bryan Stevenson has an organization of lawyers called Equal Justice Initiative. I joined them ( free) about 4-5 years ago and each year they send something really nice. Last year it was a calendar with every piece of Black history known on just about every date. Very well done. They work on freeing the innocent in prison. You can’t call or write on behalf of an inmate – they have to contact them. Do a search on them and see what they do. I also know there is at least one TedTalk he did. It is a good resource to be aware of if you know of someone who needs their expertise.

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  2. This is a remarkable blog. I’ve worked with prison administrators in the past to facilitate meditation groups behind the walls, and I can’t imagine how much resistance and red tape must be cut through to bring something like this to fruition. I currently work with people in addiction recovery, and I’ve witnesses how cathartic and empowering writing can be. I look forward to sifting through your archives. Thanks for following me!

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  3. I cant wait to see more on this website. I love to read and hear of the real life events that happen behind prison walls. I also enjoy the very interesting outlooks on life. One thing I would like to see some writers talk about is how inmates deal with little human contact and lack of sexual intimacy over many years.

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  5. Howdy! This post couldn’t be written much better! Reading through
    this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He always kept talking about this.
    I am going to forward this information to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read.
    Many thanks for sharing!


  6. Hey there! I’ve been reading your site for some time now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from
    Atascocita Tx! Just wanted to say keep up the fantastic work!


  7. Thanks for this wonderful blog. I love the work you are doing. Bravo! It’s wonderful to know that people appreciate your work. Looking through I see many people admire what you are doing.May you have more wisdom to bring more sunshine to the lives of others! i am sure the inmates will have something to benefit from this site http://yoursuccessinspirer.com. Have a great day!

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  8. I started following you while back. Probably wrote to you or commented on some things. I’ve never been inside a prison but my mind is in one quite a few hours a day as I write my blog, “My Name Jamie. Life in Prison”. http://mynameisjamie.net, or other various things to do with the issue. You may be following it. I didn’t check. I research every angle and issue of being locked up – because of Jamie, who a few months ago was let out of ad seg, and for the first time in 9 years has phone privileges. I read your post about the shit in the shower guy. Yesterday I got a call from Jamie who just got a job – cleaning the showers. That kinda shed a whole new light on his job! After hundreds of letters I started this blog a year ago mainly to organize the different issues he’s had to deal with to write a book, which I started a couple weeks ago. He comes up for parole again in Oct ’16. My goal is to have this book done before his hearing in hopes of being able to use with his parole packet. If he did his entire time he would be out in 2023. Your writing is giving me a perspective on other dealings within that system. Thanks


  9. I have just discovered this site thanks to Stephen Jennings, who has become a Follower of my own blog (blindfaithblindfolly.wordpress.com). I introduced myself to him by referring to the title of my self-published book “From Illusions to Illumination. The Itinerary of a Franciscan Priest from Catholicism to Atheism” and my favorite quotation : “The truth will make you free”. I did not tell him that I spent a couple of months myself in a prison. It was my first appointment, in fact, after being ordained a Franciscan priest, an educator in our Boys’ “Home” (!) near Melbourne, Australia, back in the early sixties. A militant atheist for the last forty years, I look forward to being enriched by the reflections of inmates who find meaning and a certain fulfillment in contributing, as I do, to a blog.

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    • You can help by letting inmates know about stone city blog. Spread the word. Our vision is to have thousands of inmates contributing to stone city blog. Blogging is such a positive alternative to hustling, gambling, shooting dope, and all the misconduct within the walls. Lets offer this outlet and see what happens.


  10. Thank you for following my blog and I’m honored to be followed by you, I see you have a blog one cannot resist. I hope you will find mine interesting too as I find yours very much inspiring.

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  11. Thank you for following my blog, I hope that some of my blogs may be of help, your blog is really interesting creativity can be found anywhere and the blog is a wonderful opportunity to express what we feel , looking forward to following you …….Hasta pronto

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  12. Thanks for following The Well-Dressed Branch. You may have noticed that it doesn’t contain much horticulture information in the usual sense, but derives its title from Yeshua’s statement, “I am the vine, you are the branches.”

    Once you get into the Branch’s content you will soon discover a subtle irreverence toward church as we know it today; what we call, “church,” is is often the product of people very much like ourselves, spinning their traditions, commandments, rules and other requirements into a rock-solid dogma that displays little of Yeshua’s love, grace and mercy.

    Make no mistake; I love God’s church, meaning the brethren who have responded to our Savior’s sacrificial love by giving themselves freely to him as he did to us, with the result that they have passionately set themselves apart from the corrupt, world system, with its vain-pride-motivated, lust, greed, cruelty, ambition and oneupmanship,

    I hope The Well-Dressed Branch will encourage you and others to seek the sanctified life for which he created you.

    In Christ Jesus’ Love,

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  13. I am inspired by your vision, and congratulate you on turning it into a reality! You have done this because you can see beyound your prison walls! In fact your vision has reached us here in Thailand! It is clear that in doing what you are called to do, you undoubtedly help others find the way too. Clearly, you are a champion in God’s kingdom. Keep up the good work and thanks for following our blog!

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  14. Thank you for stopping by my page and following me. I am in the process of beginning to volunteer with one of the local prisons in Denver, CO. I am glad to hear about this initiative of posting entries that inmates write and that their voices are heard.

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  15. Thanks for the follow. It came because of the poem “The dark side” I wrote. I might need your help to write about a character I only knew because his children were in the school I worked for. Would you like to be part of my book about counseling in the Oregon Cascades? I think you would be a great resource! Let me know.

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    • Hi Susan. Thanks for your patience waiting for my response. I would love to help you in any way I can. Count me in! If you want direct contact with me, you may email me at JPay.com, or write me a letter (my address is on the Contact page) and ask me any & all questions.

      -Steven Jennings

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