Love evoL By: Jakob Helleis

I was young when we fought for your spot On the couch. Mom was there,on my side. Now I have issues,using scriptures as zig-zags Because you said I’d end up in prison. Freedom was a woman,now liberty comes gingerly. Walls surround me,protecting me. I used to hate what’s […]

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“Another wonderful educational class sponsored by Kansas Arts In Prison: Philosophy professor brings about 15 of her students to have class at the prison ” By Paul Stotts

On Wednesday evening for the past 5 weeks I’ve been attending a Philosophy class with an Arts In Prison volunteer that comes in to teach. He is a former Philosophy professor at a local college, however his day job is currently as an attorney. This last week, class […]

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Introducing Joel Vega

My name is Joel Vega, I am a Black Latino born in Miami Florida, My family is from Honduras,My first language is Spanish, but I am very fluent in English.I am 29 years old, no kids, never been married, and love to travel. My pation is to build […]

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Introducing Travis Tucker

My honorable name is Travis Sental Tucker,My incarceration begin Aug 17,2002.I was sentenced to serve 40 years(2037)in the VDOC For arm robbery and related offense’s for I’m ashamed to admit.I’m from Portsmouth Va,I’m a proud father to 4 kid’s 3 boys and a 1 girl.It was during a […]

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My Queen by Shawn Diaz

When God created woman,she was formed from the rib of man.I myself interpreted that to mean she is apart of me mentally,spiritually, and physically. I remember at a young age watching my mother get physically abused to the point I still to this day have nightmares. Though I […]

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Icebreaker by Davon Motley

Hello world here’s a little bit about who I am. I was born January 28th in 1988 which makes me 30 years of age and an Aquarius. I’m currently in prison in Youngstown, Ohio. I was arrested in 2014 on January 31 which oddly was my grandmothers birthday […]

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“Our Storms” by Davin Wallace

Before it seem like Im trying to make it about “me” growing up in low income drug & crime infested housing & “correctional” facilities, I would like to first assure you I’m only 1 out of millions that has, still do & will continue to face the tremendous […]

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(Trapped Beauty by. Jeron Moore)

So much fog, so many clouds, engulfed in darkness./Told and mislead to be less, stripped of all hope to ever be blessed, but who would’ve guessed?/ Behind all this misguidance, this propaganda of who you are and can be, lies inside of you, a trapped beauty. Jeron Moore […]

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Frustrated. by Chaz Israel

I am frustrated because of the double standards that run rampant in this society. I saw on the news that a 16 yr. killed multiple people after drunk driving, the defense his attorney gave,was he cannot be held responsible for his actoins because he lived such a life […]

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Tuesday by Stephen Newman

It’s an ordinary Tuesday night in prison. As I write this, I’m watching the penultimate episode of “Married At First Sight.” Jackie is with a total idiot named Ryan who may be the most annoying man I’ve ever seen on reality TV (with a voice just as grating […]

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It’s Time to Start Thinking Outside the Box When It Comes to Penal and Criminal Justice Reform Efforts by John Hamilton

A long time ago I once heard someone describe insanity as doing the same thing, over and over again, expecting different results. This undoubtedly describes the dilemma surrounding penal and criminal justice reform efforts in America. It’s time to rethink our reform strategies and embrace a more innovative […]

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DAY FOR DAY by Shawn Diaz

I wake up to the reality that I’m in a cell no bigger then a walk in closet. Relieve myself using the bathroom then proceed to wash my face while brushing my teeth.I have to move within these confined spaces due to the fact there is another man […]

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Culture Of Honor by Stephen Newman

This poster adorns the walls of one of the computer labs at the Robert Janss School here at ICIO (in beautiful Orofino, Idaho): CULTURE OF HONOR -is always mindful of the other -uses courteous and respectful language -is purposefully and positively communicative -is dignified in posture and dress […]

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