Advice for Young Fathers In Prison

I would like to share some advice with fathers in prison, especially those of you who are younger than I am, why my children are so important to me. I am not proud to say that I have been incarcerated now [...]

Loneliness in Prison: One Inmate’s Perspective

Prisoners are some of the loneliest people in the world. Our imprisonment is often a result of our own actions, though not in my case. Still, we are all in the same boat, filled with misery, despair, and loneliness in prison. [...]

My Ethics and My Terrible Crime

I am guilty of a terrible crime and a gross violation of my own ethical code. The fact that I was delusional and out of my mind with irrational fear is not - to me - a satisfactory excuse. Being that [...]

Summer In Texas Prisons Are Inhumane

  Summer in Texas prisons are deadly. We don’t use our mattresses to sleep on. We can’t. We have to use them as a barricade. It is pushed up against the wall that has been absorbing the sun's heat from 1 [...]

#1 Ingredient in Prison Food? Water.

Aside from the obvious fact that water is needed throughout the day to hydrate the body, it has absolutely no dietary value. So why is our prison food constantly being watered down? The answer is … Money.

I’m 31 and I’ve Spent Half My Life In Prison

A number of months ago, I reached a milestone in my own life, one that isn't in any way positive but one that's definitely made me stop and think. I am 31 years old and I have spent half my life in prison as Prisoner #595904 in Michigan’s Department of Corrections, Inmate Dankovich.