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how do prisoners react to getting out of prison after decades inside

How Do Prisoners React to Getting Out of Prison After Decades Inside?

One of my favorite movies of all time is the incredible 1994 film The Shawshank Redemption starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. Of course, I’m not alone, as the movie is at the top of numerous “greatest movies” and “favorite movies” lists.  I bring this up because one of the most memorable scenes in the […]

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can you have contacts in prison

Can You Have Contacts In Prison?

The one thing I remember most about my first few days in prison was the shock of having everything taken away from me. When you are transported to the facility and you go through receiving, they place you in a separate area away from the general population, so you can be evaluated and classified. This […]

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can you leave prison for a funeral

Can You Leave Prison For a Funeral?

Losing a friend or family member is never easy. However, when someone you love passes away, being able to attend their funeral or memorial service often helps with the grieving process, and it gives you a chance to say goodbye.  When you are in prison and someone you love passes away, it’s even harder. Not […]

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can you get a degree in prison

Can You Get a Degree In Prison?

Have you ever heard a person complain about inmates getting free education while they are locked up? I have come across quite a few people in my life who believe that inmates can get a free college degree while they are in prison, and then they say that “law abiding citizens” have to take out […]

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What is the secret to surviving the prison

What Is The Secret to Surviving Prison?

Before I went to prison, I never thought much about what it would be like to be on the inside. I lived a normal life,graduated from college, and had a great job. I was 33 years old and had two speeding tickets on my record when I was arrested for marijuana possession and cultivation, so […]

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What causes the most fights in prison

What Causes The Most Fights In Prison?

I’m a lover, not a fighter. So, when I was sentenced to prison, one of the first things I thought aboutㅡand one of my biggest fearsㅡwas how I was going to handle myself if I ever found myself in a fight when I was incarcerated. Do fights happen often? Is prison extremely violent like you […]

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Can you have braces in prison

Can You Have Braces In Prison?

When I was growing up, I considered getting braces to be a right of passage in the transition from childhood to adulthood. I couldn’t wait for the day I got my braces because I had one weird rogue tooth that was coming in, but it stayed high in my gums instead of descending down into […]

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Can you have piercings in prison

Can You Have Piercings In Prison?

I’ve always preferred piercings over tattoos when it comes to body art because they aren’t permanent. It’s easy to remove a nose or belly button piercing that you impulsively had done during an alcohol-filled spring break. But, good luck getting rid of that tramp stamp! I’ve made it clear in previous blog posts that your […]

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How can a prisoner change their cellmate

How Can a Prisoner Change Their Cellmate?

Deciding who you live withㄧwhether it be a boyfriend/girlfriend, spouse, or roommateㄧis one of those things in life that is essential to your happiness. If you live with someone you don’t like or get along with, it can cause an infinite amount of problems. But, what do you do when you have no say in […]

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how are things snuck into prisons

How Are Things Snuck Into Prisons?

Drugs is just one of the many things being snuck into prisons each and every day. Everytime I get into a discussion with someone about the drug war, I always try to explain how impossible it is to keep drugs off the streets. It is the number one item that continues to creep into my […]

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