Tag: change

A VOICE

I wouldn’t be able to have a voice outside these prison walls if it weren’t for a wife of one of my friends. Between the two of them I am able to say things I have never been able to say before. I have a voice and its […]

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Fall Is Back

Fall is back, and I’m reminded that it’s one of my four favorite seasons. I really do love them all. Seasons bring change and the constant birth, death and rebirth of life and ways of life. The winds blow their gentle orchestra through the fall leaves and I’m […]

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FIGHTING IN PRISON

The other night there was a fight between two individuals out on the yard. I don’t know what it was about, and that’s not the point of this little rant. The point is: fighting is high entertainment in prison. Rarely does the average prisoner get so excited and […]

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ATHEISM IN PRISON

  Yesterday I was at work having a discussion with two religious guys (both of a different religion), and we were talking about how people use their beliefs to find a good thing and use it to change. We all agreed that all three of us had done […]

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GREATNESS IS MEANT TO BE EMULATED:

  Thanks/Praise to God His mind is now officially stimulated ©•©•©•©•©•©•©•©•©•©•©•©•©•©• He’s inspired now, because he finally sees that: GREATNESS IS TO BE EMULATED!!! ©•©•©•©•©•©•©•©•©•©•©•©•©•©• Imagine finally being able to call your family & tell them you made it ©•©•©•©•©•©•©•©•©•©•©•©•©•©• Blessed by God that he finally learned how […]

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Robert Hampton

This is my first time on this site so allow me to introduce myself, my name is Robert Hampton #708710 I’m serving a 30 year sentence for murder. In my whole time down I have sat back and just watched the corruption from the inside. I was a […]

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ATHEISM IN PRISON

It’s difficult to get guys in prison to want to change, to want to take responsibility and the initiative to better themselves. As I’ve said, I think religion actually gets in the way of this because the “good” is defined by a holy book, and all too often, […]

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ATHEISM IN PRISON

One problem I have with people using religion to try to better themselves in prison is that it doesn’t automatically result in change. In fact, often times, the Christian message is (or becomes, rightly or wrongly): You’re just great the way you are. God loves you. Now just […]

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PRIDE IN PRISON

  All too often, it’s of the wrong sort. Many times I’ve ran into guys, or met them for the first time, and they immediately start bragging about their exploits in the prison world: they beat this person’s ass, they called out this person for being a piece […]

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Winning!

When I reflect upon the paths I have walked, the previous unknowns around every corner, and the hurdles and obstacles I’ve had to overcome, I’m able to measure the constant progression I’ve made towards earning back my freedom. Difficult moments are what define you as a person. We […]

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ATHEISM IN PRISON

I was a Christian as a kid, and even into my teen years and first couple years in prison. Now I like to say that atheism is one of the things that saved me (that is, enabled me to transform my life; to be born again, to put […]

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THESE WILL MEET YOUR NEEDS OVER TIME RESPECT YOUR LAWS TO THE FULLEST THERE YOUR’S

“””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””” ALL 10. ETHICS, “””””””* RESPECT, for others & self. “”””””””* BALANCE, is to stand in & with truth, full time not part. “””””””””‘* WINNING ATTITUDE, when you wake up you get more life time to “””””””””””””””””””””* make good for,others & within your self. COMMUNICATION, to speak is […]

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FAITH IN PRISON, by Dan Turner

I disagree with religious people, but some of them I can’t even understand. Some of them, especially in prison, don’t ever want to hear anything that might challenge or throw doubt on their positions. I think this is a profoundly dangerous attitude to have. We should question everything, […]

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INSTITUTIONALIZED?

After more than 18 years in prison, I’m at the one-year mark. My entire adult life has been behind bars, and when I get released next October, I’m going to be able to experience everything I’ve missed out on. And I’ve had discussions with people about how I’m […]

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LIBERAL PRISON REFORM

There seems to be a common liberal idea that us prisoners are “victims” of our environments, that people commit crimes because they were placed in situations where it was their only option. With all due respect to these people, who are often genuine individuals trying to do good […]

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RELIGION IN PRISON

Another problem I have with guys in here using religion to supposedly better their lives is that they often focus on the wrong things. They debate trivial issues like whether masturbation is okay, as if that is going to make them a better person one way or another. […]

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GOD IS NOT IN PRISON

Everybody claims to “find God” in prison. For me, it was the opposite. I was a religious child and came to prison at 18 still believing in Jesus Christ and the central tenets of the Bible. A dedication critical thought, reason, and education changed my mind and my […]

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PRIDE IN PRISON

The problem with pride in prison is that so many guys in here are proud for the wrong reasons. Racial pride is number one, or some other gang- or group-related pride. Or pride in their criminal life. Incessant bragging is always on display, despite that where you are […]

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RELIGIOUS MORALITY

Oneproblem with getting one’s moral framework from a religion is that religions, not using the scientific method or being overly concerned with facts, take FOREVER to change. The Catholic Church was still issuing the blood libel against Jews (the idea that Jews used the blood of Christian babies […]

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ATHEISM IN PRISON

One of the things that I had to change about myself was to realize that I was even capable of change, that my mind was capable of doing what was necessary to improve my life. And the first step in that was rejecting all authority. It didn’t matter […]

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JOB APPRECIATION IN PRISON

I just attended an award ceremony for our job here in prison, where inmates workers were recognized for their committments to the job. There were many civilians there, as well as Michael Santos, a man who did 25 years in prison and now spends his time going back […]

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Alone!

You can’t walk with me. I walk alone. You can’t ease my pain, nor bring me home. My life is mine. My darkness and mistakes. My hopes, my shine. My daughters love, my heart and it breaks. Fate, it seems, has delt me a helluva hand. But, rather […]

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JUSTICE ANYONE? (Part 1)

There are countless men I am doing time with that will NEVER see the streets again. Men who will never be released back into society. Many men who will die not in the arms of loved ones but in the prison infirmary, alone, as their soul transitions into […]

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