This site is a collection of blogs written by 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.

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.


(This site is managed by Suzie Jennings.)




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  1. Thanks for the follow Inmate Blogger. Wow, this way of creative way of rehabilitation is a wonderful way to have inmates express themselves! I am definitely interested in reading some of these blogs. Perhaps we can learn from each other? If you have questions about my blog as well, I would love to answer them, and maybe inmates can respond to my questions as well when the time comes! 🙂

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  2. You are helping those people who are away from their family, who are abandoned by society and wants to redirect their mind in positive way. A little comment of inspiration can motivate them to fight against all odds and allow them to be part of mainstream, really impressive and thoughtful!

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  3. I created a blog few days ago, wrote a few posts and my first follower is inmateblogger. Mindboggling.
    I’m very happy that it happened like that.

    It also makes me appreciate more that i’m still on the outside.

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  4. Thank you so much for following us. Douglas and I are so appreciative. I am excited to read the posts on this blog. As a society, we really need to protest the mass incarceration of citizens. It is a shame on the nation. It is great that there is a place for people to communicate their thoughts, and I salute you.

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  5. Hello, thanks for dropping by and liking my blog. I’ve read many books about people in prison and who have committed crimes for the past 45 plus years, and I’ve been reviewing books for the past several years now, mostly non-fiction. I’ve always found it an interesting topic, yet one that is always with us and keeps our curiosity for some reason. People just have a fascination with it, what makes some people go down that path, I guess. I pray for those who are locked away from friends and family and struggle to continue day to day.

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    • HI, reading your reply I wanted to make a comment. I don’t think reading books about people in prison ever makes someone want to “go down that path.” These books don’t glorify being in prison. Most people read because they have someone inside or know of someone and want to understand. Some use it to understand our prisons, but reading about it doesn’t make someone want to be a criminal.


    • It isn’t necessarily that an inmate has chosen the prison path…Bill, Hillary and Joe put into motion the 1994 violent crimes act and which injected $9.7 Billion into the prison and judicial systems. Everybody wanted a piece of that pie, sO misdemeanors were turned into felonies and mass incarceration was born..


  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  10. 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.
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