Crabs, Fleas, Manscaping, and Mouthwash

    My lips are shinny from lip balm. The skin on my face is glowing from mass amounts of Oil of Olay. This I know because I just caught a glimps of myself in the reflection of my 7" touchscreen JP5. Now I feel like blogging. Let's do it! I feel good. Just a … Continue reading Crabs, Fleas, Manscaping, and Mouthwash

Mental Health & Prison

    There is a perception that jails and prisons are doubling as mental health institutions. Perception is reality. As I look around the dayroom I see a variety of inmates with mental health issues. The severity of their issues range from mild to extreme. For the most part, everyone in prison has some type … Continue reading Mental Health & Prison

How To Prepare For His Release

    This post is specifically for the friends and family of John Cecil. But it's also for anyone who has a loved one coming home soon. John has been incarcerated for the past 20 years. In 33 days and a wake-up, he'll be returning to society dehumanized, demoralized, a little out-of-touch, and extremely bitter. … Continue reading How To Prepare For His Release

Those Who Will Re-offend vs. Those Who Will Stay Out

    It's easy to identify those who will re-offend and come back to prison vs. those who will get out and be successful. So why not implement programs that REALLY focus on the 66% who will re-offend? In order to identify those who will re-offend vs. those who will stay out, I have randomly … Continue reading Those Who Will Re-offend vs. Those Who Will Stay Out

How To Get A Jelly-Filled Powdered Donut In IMU

    For those who don't know, IMU stands for "Intensive Management Unit". It's basically long term segregation. Some guys spend years, even decades in IMU. So the question is, "How could a filthy, dirt bag, scum-of-the-earth inmate get a jelly-filled powered donut while in IMU?" Impossible! Right? Well the answer is actually easier than … Continue reading How To Get A Jelly-Filled Powdered Donut In IMU

My 19th NA Meeting

    "We make a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him." (pg. 25-27 in the NA book, sixth edition)   Today we read about step three. This reading gave me valuable food for thought as I interpreted it in a way that works … Continue reading My 19th NA Meeting

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