November, 2007

Unlocking America: Why and How to Reduce America’s Prison Population

Read Unlocking America: Why and How to Reduce America’s Prison Population, a new report published by the JFA Institute (November 19, 2007). This report is a wonderful testimony for change and much-needed reform and relief in America’s prison system. Overview: Report Says U.S. Prison System In Need of Major Change Criminology experts and practitioners gathered […]

The Second Chance Act of 2007

The Second Chance Act of 2007 continues to bring hope to the lives of prisoners confined in Taft Camp. As of this writing, the possibility of this legislation passing remains alive. I’m hopeful that both Houses of Congress will approve the Bill and present it for signature to the President before the year ends. Although […]

Taft Prisoners Contributing to the Lives of Others

TOAD is an acronym for a leadership group in which I participate under the direction of Counselor Griffin at Taft Camp. The letters in TOAD stand for Those Outspoken Against Drugs. Several inmates participate in the group with the intention of helping others make better decisions. Each month, Counselor Griffin escorts a group of TOAD […]

Preparing Goals That Lead to Happiness and Success

With more than 20 years of prison behind me, I expect to serve somewhere between 51 and 63 more months as a federal prisoner. Because I am an old-law inmate, prison officials must compute my good time differently from most others. Besides that, I have a sliver of parole eligibility. On account of those complications, […]