Prompting Inmate Bloggers Promotes Deeper Thinking

    Blogging is such a great tool for rehabilitation. That is one reason why Suzie and I created Stone City Blog. We want all inmates to have access to this new and effective rehabilitative tool. I'd like to encourage everyone who reads Stone City Blog, to reach out to the bloggers, and prompt them. … Continue reading Prompting Inmate Bloggers Promotes Deeper Thinking

Why I Believe Paul Will Re-Offend, And Terry Won’t

    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

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

How I Was Affected By Occupational Deprivation

    "I think it would be helpful for the audience to understand how you personally were affected by Occupational Deprivation." ~Sandra Rogers That single sentence stood out to me and is where the title of this post came from. First, I had to understand the meaning of Occupational Deprivation (OD). As far as I … Continue reading How I Was Affected By Occupational Deprivation

The Universe Responds

    I’m always saying, “It’s a matter of time before the universe responds.” If you’re being positive, productive, and treating people with love and respect, then you’ll get positive, productive results and people will treat you with love & respect. It’s such a simple truth to life. Yet so many people can’t grasp the … Continue reading The Universe Responds

Using My Time In Prison Productively

    I've been in the Honor Unit for 8 weeks now. I love it! Things are going great. I'm in a clean cell and I have a good celly. I have a new job. I go around to all the units and pass out commissary (store). One privilege the Honor Unit offers is an 8 … Continue reading Using My Time In Prison Productively

Day 20 In The Hole

    I am sharing the journal I kept while I did 7 months in the hole. Journal entry from 12/5/08: Today I prepared two grievances and two tort claims. The grievances are on Sgt. Paulson for not letting me choose which excess property to send out. Paulson has 3 boxes of my property that … Continue reading Day 20 In The Hole