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Can you volunteer in a prison

Can You Volunteer In A Prison?

Inmates and prison life have become a popular form of entertainment in recent years thanks to reality shows, true crime docu-series, and scripted television shows. But, even though you might have seen every episode of MSNBC’s Lock Up, it doesn’t mean you understand what life is really like behind bars, what truly causes many people […]

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Can you tour a prison

Can You Tour A Prison?

In recent years, the popularity surrounding scripted shows like Orange Is the New Black and Wentworth, reality shows like 60 Days In, Locked Up Abroad, and Girls Incarcerated, and true crime docs like Making A Murderer, has skyrocketed interest in the justice system and prisons. People are curious to know what life is really like […]

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Can you drink in prison

Can You Drink In Prison?

Drinking in prison seems to be a popular topic among people who are interested in prison life and what it’s really like to live behind electric fences and locked doors. Any movie or TV show that is about prison always seems to have at least one character who knows how to provide the rest of […]

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Can you study in prison

Can You Study In Prison?

One of the things people are most curious about when it comes to prison is how inmates spend their time. How do you get through each day when you know you can’t step outside of the prison walls? When your freedom is taken away, how does that affect how you live your life? Can you […]

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Can you marry in prison

Can You Marry In Prison?

If you think relationships are tough in the free world, you don’t want to know what it’s like when you are in prison. Incarceration takes a huge toll on your relationships – not just those with spouses, girlfriends, and boyfriends, but also with family and friends. Your life is essentially on pause when you are […]

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Can you sleep in prison

Can You Sleep In Prison?

As a former inmate, I often get questions about the sleeping situation in prison. The common belief seems to be that prisoners sleep their time away, and get out of bed just to eat and go to the bathroom. The images most people seem to have in their mind are of prisoners locked inside a […]

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Can you vote in prison

Can You Vote In Prison?

Before I was sentenced to 30 years in prison for marijuana possession and cultivation, I was incredibly active in politics. I was so involved in the political process that I was elected as a state delegate during the 2012 Presidential election. This was after my arrest, but before my conviction, so I still had the […]

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Can you knit in prison

Can You Knit In Prison?

When you are living life behind bars, one of the biggest challenges is finding different ways to spend your time in order for the days to go by a little bit quicker. I was lucky enough to have money to buy a television, so I was able to burn a lot of hours by watching […]

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Can you work in prison

Can You Work In Prison?

For some reason, society seems to have this general belief that people who are in prison are lazy and don’t want to work. Maybe this myth is perpetuated by movies and TV shows, but I honestly have no idea where this idea comes from. Some people think that those who commit a crime or have […]

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Can you shave in prison

Can You Shave In Prison?

Shaving. It’s one of those things that you have to do, and for many people it’s a rite of passage. There is an entire industry that makes millions from selling shaving creams, gels, and fancy razors. Hair removal is big business – from electric razors to waxing – people love to spend money to make […]

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