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

How To Engage Those Who Continue With Misconduct

    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

Q & A

    Here are 8 questions from Sandra Rogers, PhD, OTR/L. Please click on each one to read my answers.   Question #1: What is your daily routine like in prison? Question #2: Which activities do you currently engage in that are most meaningful to you? Question #3: How has engaging in activities like education, NA meetings, … Continue reading Q & A

Consequences of My Crime Inspire Great Change

    Back in 1994, I was in a drunken rage and shot 4 innocent young men. It is only because of their strong will that no one died. I got what I deserved: 43 years in prison. I've never appealed it. I've never seeked clemency. And I have no desire to be paroled. I … Continue reading Consequences of My Crime Inspire Great Change

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

My 12th NA Meeting

I am learning that NA is so much more than Narcotics Anonymous. It offers practical principles to EVERYONE...even those who've never touched a drug in their life. What you're about to read is my translation and interpretation of the 12 principles in Chapter 4 called, "HOW IT WORKS." (for the original version, read Chapter 4 in the … Continue reading My 12th NA Meeting

My 7th NA Meeting

    Every meeting starts off the same way. Someone will read the ''INTRODUCTION''. Followed by: WHO IS AN ADDICT WHAT IS THE NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS PROGRAM? WHY ARE WE HERE? HOW IT WORKS THE TWELVE TRADITIONS OF NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS All these readings are on laminated cards scattered among addicts. The text is from the sixth edition … Continue reading My 7th NA Meeting