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2020-03-06T10:01:05-05:00Bizarre or Funny|

Long Live The Keist

In my 21 years of incarceration I have seen every hustle that you can think of- from smuggling hot pockets to cell phones, to selling ass to selling cash. And if it wasn't nailed down then it was up for grabs. [...]

2020-02-06T20:11:00-05:00Daily Survival|

The Softer Side of Suicide

[paypal_donation_button align="right"]Ashes Falling Down By Johnathan Byrd I stood staring at Ashes through the rusted metal grill that provides the only way to look into a cell. This unit doesn't have bars; only solid steel doors. I stared at Ashes with [...]

2020-02-06T20:12:28-05:00Violence & Corruption|

Summer Memories

[paypal_donation_button align="right"]By Jayson Hawkins Even after two decades of incarceration, I still enjoy hearing about my loved ones’ vacations. Partly it allows me to live vicariously through their adventures, but it also sets up my tired old punchline of ”I thought [...]

2020-02-06T20:25:11-05:00Bizarre or Funny|

Transitions: Boy to Girl

Dani H. Harris [paypal_donation_button align="right"]By Dani Harris “Where did you make-up?” SGT. Holmes asked. I played stupid. “Make-up? What Make-up? I don’t have any because I can’t buy it on commissary.” SGT. Holmes did this thing with his finger [...]

2020-04-03T11:54:57-04:00Hope & Change|

Dying Inside, Living Outside

Each time I look outside, I die further. Through the steel of my cage, I see into the distance--the cars flowing on the daylight highway, and the flames above it at night.  I look up at the sky, the only physical [...]

2020-02-06T18:32:52-05:00Juveniles in Prison|

Learning How to Fight in Juvie

When I was thirteen years old I was arrested for distribution of a simulated controlled substance or in laymen's terms; fake dope. I had attempted to manufacture speed using a recipe I had found online. I of course lacked many of [...]