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Wallet: Cool Items Made In Jail #1

Wallet: Cool Items Made In Jail #1 Although there is literally no use for a wallet in jail, it was fun to watch my buddy Chuco, delicately handcraft this wallet from mere scraps. The whole process takes about an hour and 30 minutes to complete. The materials used include: honey bun wrappers, potato chip bags, [...]

By |June 2nd, 2019|Behind The Wall|Comments Off on Wallet: Cool Items Made In Jail #1

Our Thinking Makes It So! Turning Adversity Into Advantage

"Nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." - William Shakespeare Take a minute to reflect on the wise words of William Shakespeare. Words that are as true as the day he wrote them. Beautiful words that can lead anyone to joy and contentment. If, and only if, one CHOOSES to follow them. [...]

By |May 31st, 2019|On My Mind|662 Comments

Code Brown: The Inmate Who Beat The Shit Out Of Someone

** (I wrote the following piece in 2016 as I awaited federal sentencing in county jail. Pulling it from an archive of creative non-fiction I have written and saved over the years, it will provide you yet another perspective of my journey through the criminal justice system) ** Smack! Smack! Smack! The sound of Pinochle [...]

By |May 26th, 2019|Behind The Wall|33 Comments

What Egg Are You? Find Out Before It Destroys You!

"If you crack an egg from the outside, it brings death to the egg. If the egg cracks from the inside, it brings life to the egg. The greatest things in life come from the inside." - Unknown When I first heard this quote over the radio, I was mystified, for it is eloquent, straightforward [...]

By |May 24th, 2019|On My Mind|75 Comments

Federal Prison = Survivor + Big Brother

** (The following is a piece I wrote while at USP Leavenworth, and now that I am at a low security prison, the following events do not apply. However, I still wanted to share this with you, as it is a daily occurrence at USP Leavenworth, and elsewhere in the BOP) ** In my opinion, [...]

By |September 19th, 2018|Behind The Wall|5 Comments