The Two Day Shakedown

    On Thursday December 1st, DOC spent $18K to shakedown two units. DOC brought extra guards in by the buss load! Literally. The first unit they hit was G UNIT. The dog program is in that unit. So at about 10 am, a guard brought me Sam from G UNIT. Sam is a two … Continue reading The Two Day Shakedown

My Watch Broke

    I was in my cell training for my upcoming EFV's with my wife. I was doing weighted hip thrusters with a 65 pound box on my lap. As I was on my fifth set of fifty, my stomach growled. I finished my set, then looked at my watch to see how much longer … Continue reading My Watch Broke

Engaging In Meaningful Activities Is Crucial To A Healthy Lifestyle

    Now that I'm learning a little about Occupational Therapy, I feel like it's giving me a deeper, richer, more thorough understanding of life in general. I reflect back to my days of crime and misconduct, and I see direct parallels to the fact that I had zero to very little meaningful activities in my … Continue reading Engaging In Meaningful Activities Is Crucial To A Healthy Lifestyle

Prison & Occupational Therapy

    I recently received an email from Sandra Rogers. She is a faculty member in the School of Occupational Therapy (OT) at Pacific University. In part, this is how the email read:   Dear Steven, My name is Sandra Rogers, I am a faculty member in the School of OT at Pacific University. I … Continue reading Prison & Occupational Therapy

Rehabilitation, It’s My Choice

    I’m always hearing people say things like: “DOC does not rehabilitate people” “DOC makes people worst off” “DOC doesn’t give a f**k!” Unfortunately, the people who say things like this are exposing their attitude towards life in general. Perception is reality. Prison is full of pessimism. Most of these guys in here focus … Continue reading Rehabilitation, It’s My Choice

Two Poems

    Here is a poem I wrote back in the 1900's.....1997 to be exact. I remember it well. I was laying on my bunk staring at the ceiling...thinking...that I'm 24 years old with 39 years left to serve. I was also thinking about a girl I liked before I came to prison.   MY … Continue reading Two Poems

Proverbs Chapter 17 & 18

  Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before dispute breaks out. Proverbs 17:14 Out of all 28 verses in chapter 17, this one stands out the most. I’ve been in so many fist fights its pitiful. And they all started due to a quarrel that I was unable to … Continue reading Proverbs Chapter 17 & 18