Henry Lewis/ Class 5: Self-Improvement Training

126. When you assess your environment, what opportunities for self-improvement can you create or seize? Right now I’m seizing every opportunity to educate myself.  The choice is mine.  I’m reading books on the subjects I will be into once I’m out o fhere.  I’m building my support network and plan for a better life. 127…. Read More

Victor Ellerbee/ Class 3: Accountability

97. Describe your thoughts on whether accountability logs would help, hinder, or provide indifferent to your opportunities for success upon release. it can only help, it allows people to see that you are willing to change and that you have embraced being self discipline 98. In what ways will probation officers respond to efforts you’ve… Read More

Zachary Gloudemans/ Class 1: Values

16. Who are you? i am Zachary Gloudemans, known as Smiley. i am from NH. i am an artist and an aspiring musician. i am a humble and respectful person but have made many bad decisions out of character which have brought me to usp canaan. 17. Describe your background with regard to your education,… Read More

Henry Lewis/ Class 4: Life Management Skills

105. How would you define your life management skills? I’m in the process of reconstructing my life.  I’m unlearning bad habits and implementing positive life building strategies. 106. What types of decisions influence how you will emerge from prison? Every decision I make each day will determine my success for tomorrow.  I’ve developed a new… Read More

Severin Stone/ Class 9: Financial Literacy

223. How would you gauge your level of financial literacy today? I would gauge my level of financial literacy today as good. I have made investments before and have a decent understanding of the stock market. I have bought real estate and owned my own business. Though I still have a lot to learn and… Read More

Severin Stone/ Class 8: Relationship Training

200. What relationship do you have to others in the world? The relationship that I have to others in the world is different depending on each person. To my family, I am called to lead and love them. To those with in the body of Christ, I am to edify, encourage and love. To those… Read More

Marko Avramovic/ Class 1: Values

16. Who are you? I am Marko.  I am a son, a brother, a boyfriend, a volleyball player, a Spanish and many more languages speaker.  I am a partner, a cousin. 17. Describe your background with regard to your education, vocation or career, troubles with the law. I finished the veterinary studies in my country… Read More

Ray Rowan/ Class 5: Self-Improvement Training

126. When you assess your environment, what opportunities for self-improvement can you create or seize? First and foremost, apply yourself! Don’t sat back and think that doors will open by themselves. There’s a thousand inmates that most of us are going up against. Therefore, treat every opportunity as if you are irreplaceable. Try to appreciate… Read More

Craig Payton/ Class 4: Life Management Skills

105. How would you define your life management skills? I define life management skills as those tools which help one to achieve success in life.  How one defines success is crucial to it’s pursuit.  I suppose a foundational question then is “How do you define success?”.  Success can be very different from one person to… Read More

Sergio Estrada/ Class 1: Values

16. Who are you? My name is Sergio Rene Estrada Rodriguez. I play different roles in society as a son, a father, brother and willing to be a good husband.  I became a U.S. naturalized citizen in May 2005 after having been a legal resident since 2000. Today, I can describe myself as a man… Read More

Severin Stone/ Class 6: Communication Skills

151. Describe situations you can recall when inadequate communication skills led to decreased opportunities in your life. There have been a few situations in which I have felt inadequate more with writing than with my speech. Though as I received higher education and began to understand the English language better I realized how little I… Read More

Severin Stone/ Class 7: Support Networks

174. In what ways do you perceive relationships with people you knew prior to confinement to evolve over the course of your imprisonment? With many relationships in life you must evaluate whether this relationship will build you up or tear you down. Many of our past relationships were negative and all that will come to… Read More


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