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4 of 8: DOES THE 13TH AMENDMENT APPLY TO ME?

In my most humblest opinion I believe there’s absolutely no reason why government spending on corrections should exceed the needs of public schools. It’s like each inmate, or account, whichever term you prefer covers a correctional employees annual pay; which gives credence as to why most, “not all,” but why most correctional employees, institutional vendors […]

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Mental Struggles

By: Joseph Green In this post I want to be honest and transparent about my own personal mental struggles in hopes of shining the light on the struggles that so many others endure in my situation and even those who are not incarcerated. Yet they are apprehensive to talk about it. Prison is a very […]

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3 of 8: DOES THE 13TH AMENDMENT APPLY TO ME?

In certain districts the educational system is so underfunded that some teacher, and most certainly not all, because most educators extend for more value to the undertaking of their duties than they can ever be compensated for, but some teachers find themselves so overwhelmed by their workload, and unappreciated by their pay that they’re unmotivated […]

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Humor Inside The Walls Part 2

All we really have in here to look forward to is the Gym, Chow, mail, store, and of course the weight pit. Each place has its funny moments. The weight pit is by far the funniest. It’s always that one person trying to get everybody to look at him. True story, one morning I happen […]

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Embrace Your Kids

When I was young I was introduced to violence like most kids are to cartoons. One of my earliest memories is one that has scarred me both mentally and physically. I still have nightmares about it 23 years later. When I was seven years old I was shot on New Years Eve. I almost died […]

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Humor Inside The Walls

A lot of individuals look at prison like asylum or a place where smiles and laughter doesn’t occur. That’s completely wrong. Even though I was sentenced to natural life w/o parole I try to find something to smile and joke about everyday. It’s like when I come out the cell in the morning to floss […]

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COVID Story

Who is the real killer?

Covid-19 attacked the MDOC’s inmates in early March. But it wasn’t Covid that attacked the inmates, it was callous staff members who arrived to work everyday knowing full and well that there’s a deadly pandemic ravaging the State, and with staff being more accessible to the virus you’d think that they’d be more considerate of […]

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Finding a way out

By: Charles A. Jackson Bey As I have grown into a deeper understanding about life while remaining in bondage throughout (MDOC) Michigan Department Of Corrections, real men or conscious individuals who are serving time or has served time do not want to be labeled or called criminal. I would think no matter if you were […]

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Exodus from the Democratic Party-Pt 2

By: Richard Dyer-Bey The threat of military and navel intervention of the power of the Commander-in-Chief to suppress the insurrection as well as the implementation of certain provisions of the Emancipation Proclamation [12 Stat. 1268 (effective January 1, 1868)], both these advents persuaded other rebel states to end their secession efforts and remain in the […]

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Black Lives Matter Change Making Story

The Truth

The other day I was approached by this guy named Joe. He asked me a question that I found I couldn’t answer quite as accurate as I should have been able to He asked “what is your perspective on the George Floyd situation.” And I stopped and thought, for the first time, about the situation. […]