MaCI (Madison Correctional Institution)

WTSP (West Tennessee State Penitentiary)

TPW (Tennessee Prison for Women)

NHCW (New Hampshire Correctional for Women)

WHV (Women’s Huron Valley)

SOCF (Southern Ohio Correctional Facility)

TCI (Taycheedah Correctional Institution)

SDWP (South Dakota Womens Prison)

DCI (Dayton Correctional Institution)

NCCI (North Central Correctional Institution)

ORW (Ohio Reformatory for Women)

CCCF (Coffee Creek Correctional Facility)

MCF (MCF Shakopee)

LVCF (La Vista Correctional Facility)

DWCF (Denver Womens Correctional Facility)

EMCF (Edna Manon Correctional Facility for Women)



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Monsters Exist
Rehabilitation & Punishment
How We Choose to See the World
What It’s Like To Be Incarcerated
The Quality of Your Thoughts
They’re Your Friends and Neighbors
Wrongful Convictions
Watching Children Grow Up In Prison
The Director of Ohio Prisons
Cry Baby, Santa, and the Easter Bunny
Angels Among Us
Dr. Q
Who Do You Love?
A Conversation With Bubba
I Haven’t Killed Anyone Yet
Hotel California
GroundHog Day
My Day With Kyzer
A Cat Called Bump
The First Day
“So it was, so it is, and so it will be”
It Is What It Is
16 and Forever (*)
The First Fight
Ivory Soap Eagles and Hummingbirds
He Would Have Lived
First Time Grapevine
Captured Clientele
For The Love of Dog
The First Visit
Prison Hustles Make the World Go Round
Peck, Peck, Pecking Order
Inmates Should Have Access To Higher Education
3 Great Questions
Grieving In Fast Forward
Same Old Song and Dance
The First Cellmate
Visiting Your Children While Incarcerated
Ryleigh Payne — An Angel Returns Home
“I’m D.E. A Sex Offender” (*)
Happy Holidays!
Why Your Letters Matter


When I Fail
The First Time Going To Medical
Enforcing a Red Line
Are You Being Served?
What Is Happening With the World
Are You Being Served? (Pt. 2)
An Unpopular Path, but The Right Thing To Do
Coronavirus Pandemic Is Here
Coronavirus: What World Governements Know and Aren’t
Monday: Training Murphy, and A Perv Strikes
Coronavirus: Why We Are 3 Weeks Behind Italy
Letters From Christopher Turns 1 Today!
Coronavirus: The Darkest Days Are Coming
Two Cats and A Prison Yard
The First Major Lockdown
The Promise of Psychedelics In Rehabilitation and A
Proposed Alternative (By Scott Quimby, Ph.D)
The Lives of Women Behind Bars (Pt. 1) (By J. Fetty, ORW
Tuesday: Mouse Racing and Social Distancing
Wednesday: La Isla Bonita
The First Time Going To Commissary
Thursday: Religion Is The Smile On A Dog
Friday: Moonwalking With Einstein
Are You Being Served? (Pt. 3) Pen Pal Ministries
Saturday: If I Could Save Time In A Bottle
Sunday: “Christopher, I know I’ll die in prison.”
The Lives of Women Behind Bars (Pt. 2): COVID-19 & Doing
Time. (By Wendy, CCCF, OR; Michelle, MCF Shakopee
MN; Melissa, SDWP, SD; Brandy, DCI, OH)*
The Lives of Women Behind Bars (Pt. 3): An Essay By A
First Time Offender (By Brandy, DCI, OH)*
The First Hole Shot
Coronavirus: A Letter of Worry
This Land Is Your Land (By Underdog, MaCI, OH)*
Nowhere To Go But Up (By Justin A., MaCI, OH)*
PTSD and Justice (By L.R., MaCI, OH)*
“Feed me Seymour. Feed Me!”
Video Friday Temporarily Ends
Please Wash The Towels
Inmate VS Convict or The Prison(er) Mentality (By Justin A.,
MaCI, OH)*
The Week The Apocalypse Arrived
The Lives of Women Behind Bars (Pt. 4): The Daily Struggles
(By Tara, ORW (OH)*
I Survived The Apocalypse
The Lives of Women Behind Bars (Pt. 5): Of Girls &
Women (By Felicia, ORW, OH)*
To Ponder (By Victoria, WHV MI)*
To My Brother, Always My Little Brother
Wind Beneath My Wings
Thanksgiving Day
What It’s Like to Be Disabled While Incarcerated (By
Dorothieann Werstler, ORW, OH)*
Prisoners Do Need Covid Stimulus Checks
Christmas In Prison (By Felicia, ORW, OH)*


A New Year In Prison
Love & Prison…Do They Belong In the Same Sentence?
(By Felicia, ORW, OH)*
Love & Prison…Do They Belong In the Same Sentence?
(By Christopher)
Near Death Experiences, (By Scott Quimby, Ph.D)*
Valentine’s Day 2/14/21: Love, Covid, Life
Of Mice and Men
The Thunder of Silence (By Felicia, ORW, OH)*
The Lives of Women Behind Bars (Pt. 6): From County
Jail To Prison (By Jennifer, TCI, WI)*
My First and Only Time Being Arrested (By Felicia, ORW, OH)*
I Got Covid Vaccinated!
Ohio Prisoners Lose Earned Credit Due To Covid (By Tara
Snyder, ORW, OH)
The Lives of Women Behind Bars (Pt. 7): Poetry (By
Victoria, WHV, MI; Jennifer, TCI, WI)*
The Lives of Women Behind Bars (Pt. 8): Brutally Honest
(By Felicia, ORW, OH)*
“The fleetest beast to bear you to perfection is suffering”
I Found Love While Being Recorded and Monitored (By
Felicia, ORW, OH)*
Happy Father’s Day (By Felicia, ORW, OH)*
Rehabilitation Isn’t A Dirty Word
We’re Free Again
I’m Sorry My Son (By Felicia, ORW, OH)*
Prison (By Kyle, SOCF, OH)*
The First Day In County Jail
What Goes Around Comes Around (By Underdog, MaCI , OH*
Going to Prison Is A lot Like Dying
The First Year Without My Dad (By Ashleigh, WHV, MI)*
Freedom Is A State Of Mind
I Am The Library Guy (By Underdog, MaCI, OH)*
Sugar & Spice (Pt.1)
Sugar & Spice (Pt.2)
Sugar & Spice (Pt.3)
The Lives Of Women Behind Bars (Pt.9): County Jail (By Felicia, ORW,
Criminal Justice & The Prison System Inside Out
The Timeline (By Cameron Dunn, MaCI, OH)*
Ear Hustles & Random Thoughts (Pt.1)
Til Death Do Us Part
Ohio’s Broken Parole Review Process
We’re Not Alone


Freedom Is A State Of Mind (Pt.2) (By Felicia, ORW, OH)*
A Life Sentence Isn’t The End
JPay & GTL
Financially Supporting Incarcerated Loved Ones
How Prisoners Survive Prison
Christian Ministries For Prisoners
Putin Goes Into Ukraine
It’s Okay For You To Be Mad
Please Forgive Me (By J.C., NCCI, OH)*
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (By Michelle, EMCF, NJ)*
Body Cameras & Full Body Scanners
Trans Trip (By Lynn, MaCI, OH)*
The Lives Of Women Behind Bars (Pt.10): Inmate 97298 & Other
Difficult Things (By Cara, ORW, OH and Felicia, ORW, OH)*
The Integrity of Grievance Procedures
Letters To Mom (By Justin A., MaCI, OH)*
The Gold Star