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Interesting Times In Federal Prison Camp

Interesting Times In Federal Prison Camp

Well these are some interesting times in Federal Prison Camp! Well, it is 2017, the year I exit Federal Prison. There is some sort of psychological euphoria associated with being able to say " I get out of prison this year". I still do not know the date of my...

Why Do People Fail In Prison?

Why Do People Fail In Prison?

Why Do People Fail In Prison? On New Year's Eve I filmed a video about the uselessness of New Year's goals in prison. Further, I mentioned that I had yelled at a defendant who called me. That defendant, a lawyer who plead guilty to bank and mail fraud, is surrendering...

Into The Jungle In Federal Prison

The recent weeks have been filled with a series of unexpected events. It all started with my forced move from the RDAP Unit of Kansas over to the dark side- the general population housing unit of Nebraska.  As new RDAP enrollees transfer and surrender in, the bed...

First & Last

A bead of sweat drips from my forehead. I finish up a set of pushups and notice a man standing next to me. "Are you Jim?" he says. I am bit taken back at first. Wondering how he knows my name, and why he is approaching me in the middle of my workout, in prison. His...

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...

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