Hello there, it’s been a while. Life has its ups and downs and no one can escape the obstacles we encounter during life. I think that no one better than Thomas can attest to that. He has sent me a few more writings, which I …Read More
Separate Segregation – a Letter from a Prisoner – by Willie Roy Sauls Jr.
Following up on the letter by Harold M. Laird here comes the second letter, written by Willie Roy Sauls. The first time I read these letters about the separate segregation unit, it deeply affected me, to such an extent that I put them down and …Read More
Separate Segregation – a Letter from a Prisoner – by Harold M. Laird
As I mentioned in my previous post How Writing to Inmates Changed my Life, here comes the first of the three letters I received. This one was written by Harold M. Laird, who is imprisoned in a separate segregation unit. We all know about ad …Read More
How Writing to Inmates Changed my Life
In February 2021 I started writing to inmates. I saw a video about people who wrote letters to prisoners on death row and it moved me. I felt that I wanted to get involved, and so I started doing some research about it. Surprisingly, I …Read More
Therapy for Prisoners – Does it Even Exist?
If you’ve been following my blog, you may have noticed my frequent postings of poetry, thoughts, and short essays by Thomas Porter. Thomas is my prison pen pal and in the time we have been writing, friendship has grown. He has told me about his …Read More
Overworked and Undervalued – by Thomas Porter
Have You Seen This Person? They are overworked and undervalued, appreciated only when they have given so much of themselves that they have no energy left to restore their levels of endurance. They haven’t seen their genuine smile in many years, nor do they know …Read More
Framework 2022 – by Thomas Porter – Writings by Inmates
2022 Framework! (by Thomas Porter) Resolutions are mostly given up on by now and we’re not even 2 weeks into the new year. I’ve never bought into enormously unachievable resolutions, So I decided this year to share my framework which means what we are built …Read More
I Don’t Want to Get up
I just received the following from Thomas, my prison pen pal and friend; and this text just broke my heart. What he’s going through is mental abuse. I was shocked to read it … How is it possible that untrained and abusive personnel is in …Read More
Writings by Inmates -Thomas Porter – Emotional First Aid – What can we do for Each Other?
Below, you will find two more short pieces written by Thomas Porter, straight to the point and raw from his soul, as he always does. If you haven’t read his work before and you don’t know who Thomas is, you can read more about his …Read More