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How to Use Guilt and Shame in Federal Prison

How to Use Guilt and Shame in Federal Prison During a federal prison term, prisoners are required to take certain classes to assist them in the reentry process. The required classes are specified by the prisoner's case manager. Some of the classes are boring and have...

Finding The Why At Pekin Federal Prison Camp

Finding The Why At Pekin Federal Prison Camp

Stronger Through The “Why” "Nebraska Greeter to the Officers Station." The all too common announcement reverberates throughout the camp. The same very announcement the guard made on my day of surrender, now 13 long months ago. An inmate whose job is a "greeter" walks...

WORST DAY IN FEDERAL PRISON?

WORST DAY IN FEDERAL PRISON?

WORST DAY IN FEDERAL PRISON? I sat around with the PPDS (Pensacola Prison Discussion Society) on election night discussing the election returns. Most prisoners are Clinton fans because they believe that she is an advocate of prison and sentence reform. I have learned...

What is a 5K Motion in White Collar Crime Sentencing?

What is a 5K Motion in White Collar Crime Sentencing?

What is a 5K Motion in White Collar Crime Sentencing? "My lawyer told me if I cooperate I might be able to get a 5K1 letter. He told me it could help my at my sentencing," a defendant who plead guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and securities told...

500 Days In

500 days in. I've now been a prisoner of the united states government for 500 days. its hard to comprehend how much time has gone by. I'm trying every day to optimize this time to get healthy, improve my body and mind, and work on ideas for the future. I am now in the...

The Journey Of Life

The Journey Of Life

The Journey Of Life September 23, 2016 "You wont be mad at me if I leave you, will you?" Some of my Grandmother's last words to my family before they tucked her in for her last night with us. She left that night and will be missed greatly. My Grandma was the "glue"...

Ready Player One

ready player one I just completed reading an absolutely fantastic book, ready player one. if you like the 80s, especially 80s games definitely read this book. I have to send the author an UltraCade machine when I get out.

RANDOM THOUGHTS FROM FEDERAL PRISON CAMP

RANDOM THOUGHTS FROM FEDERAL PRISON CAMP

RANDOM THOUGHTS FROM FEDERAL PRISON CAMP I am in a bit of a rut. My tedious, monotonous existence in prison causes me to drift at times. I owe a bunch of people a letter and I am working on them this weekend. The problem is that today's letters sound allot like the...

Inside the Minds of White Collar Criminals

Inside the Minds of White Collar Criminals

Inside the Minds of White Collar Criminals What motivates a white collar felon to commit a crime? Good question, and one that Harvard Business School professor Eugene Soltes sets out to explore in his just published book, Why They Do It. Take a listen to this Market...

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