A lot has been going on. I do my best to remain positive and stay upbeat. But I must admit, sometimes it's super hard. Back in August I was on a softball team that was argumentive, disorganized, and dysfunctional. So I quit. Soon after I quit, I hear a knock on my cell … Continue reading Coping With Prison Life
Did he grope women and make inappropriate comments? Yes. Is he a perfect human? No. So let me ask you: How has Donald Trump's misconduct personally affected you? IT HASN'T!!! Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, supports sooo many failed policies (foreign and domestic), is and has been part of the corrupt landscape … Continue reading Donald J. Trump
I chose this title because the majority of prison tattoos revolve around hate. Not all. But most. Some guys will get their woman's name plastered across their neck. So I suppose I could've called this post : PRISON INK : THE ART OF LOVE. Because it's also common to see the faces of … Continue reading Prison Ink: The Art of Hate
I was asked by Sandra Rogers, "What is your opinion about privatization of prisons in the U.S.?" Based on my personal experience, it was quite enjoyable. From 2004-2009, I was transferred 5 times, to four different private prisons in three states. While in those facilities I had: Xboxes, Play Station 2's, cellphones, porn, … Continue reading Private Prisons In The U.S.
My mentor, Sandra Rogers, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, asked me: "In your blog titled: Those Who Will Re-offend And Those Who Will Stay Out, you imply why you feel like Paul will re-offend and Terry will stay out but you do not explicitly say why - can you tell me explicitly why? Or is … Continue reading Why I Believe Paul Will Re-Offend, And Terry Won’t
For years I engaged in misconduct. As a matter of fact, I pretty much wrote a book on it. It's called, "Stone City: Life In The Penitentiary." Today I reflect back to those sad days (and beyond) and I ask myself, "What could've reached me? What would've it taken for me to change … Continue reading How To Engage Those Who Continue With Misconduct
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