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Race and Racism in American Prisons, and America Herself

Jerry Metcalf #251141Thumb Correctional Facility3225 John Conley DriveLapeer, MI 48446email @ jpay.comFacebook.com/JerrymetcalfWattpad.com/JAMetcalfjr As I sat thinking about how and what to write on such a sensitve topic, I kept asking myself where to begin. Do I start with the fact that although blacks in America only comprise about 12% of the population, they also–stunningly–make up […]

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Change Making Studies

Conservative Movement Pt 2

Modern day Conservative thinking never was nor has it ever been about equality for the minority, only — tolerance due to the new era of time, but now with Trump in office, they no longer have to tolerate the minority. They are saying to the minority; you have been over-stepping your boundary for far to […]

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Black Lives Matter

Non-White Classification Pt 2-Terry Thomas

In the MDOC 65% of all clerk positions, 70% of Maintenance jobs and 50% of all Toutor jobs are held by “White” prisoners. This is by design because most of these positions are hand-picked by the assignmet supervisors rather than being chosen by the classification director from first-come-first-serve pools. Supervisors are allowed to slect prsoner […]

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Black Lives Matter

Non-White Classification Pt 1-Terry Thomas

At the best of times, prison is a traumatic experience filled with stress, danger and glimpses into the darker regions of the human heart. The rules and policies of the instutions which house those confined to prison are supposed to operate as a mitigating balance to these negative forces. They are meant to restrain the […]

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Funding Our Own Incarceration-Charles A. Jackson

FUNDING OUR OWN INCARCERATIONBY CHARLES A. JACKSON BEYAs we know the cost of living in the outside world has been going up and the battle for minimum wage has reached nearly ten dollars per hour throughout Michigan. Be mindful the institutional factory jobs has been removed throughout Michigan prison system, as well as our work […]

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Support System

Family & Friend Support-Jerome Walker

My name is Jerome Walker, but most people call me Don’Jay or DJ for short. I am here to talk about how essential it is to having family & friends support while being in prison. I During my first 5 years in prison, I had little to no family support due to the crime I […]

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Story

Naeem Nusaga

Naeem Nusaga shared his thoughts with Joseph and I surrounding his own conviction and how he identifies with “Writing my Wrongs” written by Shaka Senghor. Naeem ABOUT MY CONVICTION:  At age 19, my best friend Henry Dillard and I were both wrongly convicted of second degree murder and other lesser offenses in the County of […]

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C.H.A.N.G.E.-Joseph

Cultivating · Higher · Altitudes · Navigating · Growth and · Evolution To cultivate is to bring the best out of something, To bring about a skill yet discovered. The highest Altitude on the human body is the head which safeguards the brain.             Cultivating Higher Altitudes means to bring the best out of your thinking, to deviate from the way you once thought, to study and gain more […]