Tag: education

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 […]

Rate this:

S*HIP PROGRAM FOR DISABLED PRISONERS

So I thought I sould share with you this progam I am building. WHAT IS S*HIP: The word S*HIP is an acronym for “Self-Esteem for the Handicaped Inside Prison” This would be a volunteer based program for the physically and/or emotioally disabled-cronically and even termanally ill prisoners. S*HIP […]

Rate this:

INTRODUCING DICK OPPEN

  Hello, my name is Dick Oppen. I am 47 years young living life on lifes terms. My body is in prison for some past mistakes but my mind is free. Like the men in uniform say, I Think it was the marine corps…. “Improvise, Adapt and Overcome”! […]

Rate this:

SOCIETY WITHOUT GOD

Any religious person who thinks that their religion is necessary for a good, civilized society, or that only belief in an ultimate judging deity leads to moral behavior, should check out Society Without God, by Phil Zuckerman. It’s a study of what are probably the two most atheistic […]

Rate this:

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. […]

Rate this:

EDUCATION IN PRISON

There’s a term in economics called opportunity cost. It’s what you miss out on when you choose to do one particular thing over another. E.g., if you pass on overtime at work to do something person, the opportunity cost would be the extra money you would have earned. […]

Rate this:

EDUCATION IN PRISON

It never fails in this place; there is always a chorus of anti-intellectual nonsense, people saying, “What’s the point of that, I’m never going to need it in my life.” Yes, because education is very underrated. All of those successful people in life got that way by spurning […]

Rate this:

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 […]

Rate this:

ATHEIST VALUES

It’s common for people to say something like: “Atheists don’t have anything to live for, because they believe in nothing.” Well, Ricky Gervais has a nice response to that: “We have nothing to DIE for, so we have EVERYTHING to live for.” 🙂 It’s a good point. I […]

Rate this:

Dan Turner

ABOUT ME: I’ve been locked up since 1997, when, at the age of 18, I committed a robbery and accidentally killed the man. Since that time I’ve dedicated myself to education and treating each day as an opportunity to improve in every way possible. And I’ve done this […]

Rate this: