Introducing Matt Carr

My name is Matt Carr. I am 32 years old. I am currently at St. Bride’s correctional center in Chesapeake VA. My release date still hasn’t been calculated but I’ve been incarcerated since August 2016. but I should be released at the beginning of 2021. I’m from a […]

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Brewed Coffee by Stephen Newman

Brewed coffee tastes better than the instant freeze-dried stuff. This I learned for certain a few weeks ago, thanks to a fundraiser where inmates were allowed to buy brewed Folgers (along with a 200-pack of filters). The fundraiser earned $3200 to support a local animal shelter who provides […]

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Introducing Randall Isaac

Intro: Who am I? by: Randall Isaac My name is Randall Isaac. I’m a 35 year old black man from the city of New Orleans. I’ve been incarcerated since 3/2010 and I’m due to be released 5/23/2029. i’m grateful for the opportunity to share my experiences and viewpoints […]

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Introducing Max McBride

Max MCbride age 36 release date 4/4/2026 Hello, welcome to my blog. My name is MaxMCbride unfortunately as you can see,I’m one of the many caught up in the mass cycle of incarceration sad as it maybe I try not to focus on the negativity surrounding my situation […]

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I’M SORRY. By Shawn Williams

I’m sorry to have to inform you that the black race as a whole is weak. Individually you might be strong, smart, conscious, trustworthy, have all the attributes of a good person, but as whole? Weak. What makes us weak? Our fear of the white man consciously or […]

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The Way, by Tyreis Friend

You find a way when you look for it. When you commit yourself to a journey or assemble a search team as if you’ve lost a loved one. The trials and tribulations that awaits them who avidly seek makes way for a strong ambitious personality. I casually stroll […]

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Happy Fathers Day by Matthew Epperson

In our world it is next to impossible to be a successful father. And what is a successful father? Is when your children avoid the penitentiary and all other illicit behavior? Is it when your chlidren are all college graduates? Or better yet, is success determined by longevity […]

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Bullies by Nicole Bradley

Bullies might not look like a bully. A bully might hold a high position or status, and they use that high position to wield power. A bully might torment you with their presence. They’d drop innuendos and subtle threats, and simultaneously pretend to wish you well. They decieve […]

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The Silent Treatment By Stephen Newman

In August of last year, I began working on the RazorWire, our Orofino prison newspaper. It was a cool gig. Staff writers were granted access to an exclusive backroom at the school. (Think first-class airport lounge.). This private room was coined, by the instructor, “The Newsroom.” And in […]

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