#32: Video Fridays in 60 Seconds — Lockdown Ends, and Pen Pal Ministries

A pack of wolves. By A Wolf Lover.

This week our COVID-19 lockdown ended and we’ve returned to semi-normal operations here. Many of the departments that were closed have reopened, and guys are happy to get moving again. Of course, nothing is really back to “normal” in the sense that we remember. The ‘new normal’ (as clichéd as that phrase has become) is a world where we’re still restricted in some of our movements, and everyone still wears masks. Don’t get me wrong, I really AM thankful. After the last 8 weeks, our new normal is awesome.

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Are You Being Served? (Part 3): Pen Pal Ministries


Before the global pandemic upended our daily lives, I posted Are You Being Served and Are You Being Served? (Part 2), the first two posts in a series about inmate service companies and organizations. Many of these organizations are small sole proprietorships. Some are small groups comprised of former prisoners or family members of those incarcerated.

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#31: Video Fridays in 60 Seconds — “Please, I can’t breathe. You are killing me.”

This drawing was done by a convict serving time for murder in Ohio. He’s an exceptional tattoo artist that passes his time creating amazing arts and craft items.

As I write, I am watching the protests and looting in cities across the country over the police killing of 46 year old George Floyd, in Minneapolis, MN. I hear the voices and see the reactions of my peers over Floyd’s death, and theirs is a mix of anger and frustration.

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