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

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

Private Prisons In The U.S.

    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.

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

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