Back from the Edge

We all have our daily battles. For some of us they are all consuming and require every ounce of energy we have. Lately, I’ve been battling the effects of medication used to control the hallucinations I have. I’ve had hallucinations in one form or another since age five. Initially, it was a boy I named…

Life Connections (Life on the Inside – Part 6)

I have written twice of my desire to attend a program called “Life Connections Program,” [LCP] : Decisions, Decisions (Life On The Inside – Part 4)  and Done. And Done..   This program is faith based and is offered at two institutions, but not in the one I am currently.  One of the locations that offers the…

Life On The Inside – Part 5

By law all federal inmates must have a job within the institution in which they are incarcerated. I’m sure there are exceptions to this like death row inmates and those deemed too dangerous to be among the general population but for those who are able they must have a job of some sort. My first…

Decisions, Decisions (Life On The Inside – Part 4)

I have a decision to make; by the time this posting hits the blog I will have made my decision but I think posting it will help others to see at least one program in the BOP (Bureau of Prisons) that is helpful. As you all know, I’m on a spiritual journey as I serve…

Life On The Inside – Part 3

Education The last question posed by my friends about life on the inside regarded educational opportunities.  Again, as with my other entries in this series I can only relay what is true of this institution. The only real educational opportunity is to support those pursuing their GED.  There is a set of classes, taught by…

Life On The Inside – Part 2

A Leg Up In the first entry of this series I wrote about the ways I spend my time.  In this, the second installment I’ll write about rehabilitation opportunities and their effectiveness. If you’re in prison and have a drug case or if you have a documented drug or alcohol problem and it contributed to…

Life On The Inside – Part 1

TIME It’s been contemplated by deep thinkers throughout the ages.  Today, the greatest minds are trying to figure out if time existed prior to the creation of our universe nearly 14 billion years ago.  It’s on our hands and marches on.  We’re constantly trying to kill it and it waits for no one. I have…