Tag: department of corrections

WASHINGTON DOC SETTLES LAWSUIT WITH PRISONER AFTER UNLAWFULLY DENYING HIM ACCESS TO HIS MEDICAL RECORDS. by Brian Matthews

Song Pick: “Africa” by Toto. “Washington’s prisons are notorious for their unethical, immoral lack of treatment of their prisoners’ health, and court records show that the previous DOC chief medical officer (Steven Hammond) has been sued a reported 166 times–in the federal courts alone–since 2007 for his draconian […]

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The Last Blessing in Prison Decimated Over a Farce: A Year in Review (Success or Failure) – by John Hamilton

In April of 2017, the Virginia Dept. of Corrections (VADOC) implemented more stringent security measures in response to the uncontrolled influx of contraband (drugs and cell phones) covertly being brought into prisons. There are three distinct ways contraband may be smuggled; 1) by prisoner through visitation, 2) by […]

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Joshua James Frost

At the age of thirty-six, you might be surprised to learn this is my very first stab at a blog. In fact, I am not too sure how any of this works. I have now been incarcerated for going on thirteen years. I was arrested in Seattle Washington […]

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WAKE UP!

WAKE UP! We have been asleep at the wheel for far too long. WAKE UP! While we have been asleep, life has steadily been passing us by. For too long we have been bystanders in this thing called life and not equitable active participants. WAKE UP! While we […]

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THE EFFECTS OF BELIEVING

“…All things are possible to him that believes.” Mark 9:23 Teaching the Roots of Success environmental literacy curriculum here at Stafford Creek has been not only a blessing to my life but has also been an enriching privilege and honor. To teach a 10-module course in a classroom […]

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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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THE GREAT ESCAPE

No matter where you are in life you can find people that are willing to go to some extreme measures to escape their pain, to escape reality. Prison is no exception. Instincts tell us to flee from pain instead of looking for its source. Rather than search introspectively […]

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