In this week’s post, The Lives of Women Behind Bars (Part 2): COVID-19 & Doing Time, you heard from four incarcerated women serving time in West Coast, Mid-West, and Northern prisons. They spoke about overcrowding in their facilities during this time of COVID and how it has affected their institutions and their daily lives.
In part one of The Lives Of Women In Prison, you read J. Fetty’s essay titled How Is 40 Years Not Enough? She wrote about rehabilitation and how one’s positive actions seem blind to the state parole board. Today you’ll read excerpts from personal letters to this writer by women incarcerated in OR, OH, SD, and MN. I have omitted personal identifying informaton, but have left their words unaltered.
The first posting of a long running essay titled “Lost In Darkness,” about one sex offender’s problem with sex addiction, was published on 23 December 2019 in the post I’m D.E., a Sex Offender. Then in Video Fridays In 60 Seconds #10, and again in #18. Today I’m posting the second to last installment of D.E.’s essay “Lost In Darkness,” which you can read here.
When I first began my time I saw the world differently. I believed people were good at heart despite bad things some might say or do, and I believed that the world as a whole was a kind place. I trusted people. Of course, I was naive back then.
Those of you who regularly follow these writings are probably familiar with each Letters From Christopher category. For those of you who aren’t, I offer this brief run down: