Craig Payton/ Class 2: Goals

64. What values might lead a person to success upon release from prison?: The most important approach to values is to consciously examine and to clearly define them to yourself, and others when necessary.  One must have these values in place in order to refer to them for every decision and action in life. The… Read More

Deron Lamar Porter/ Class 4: Life Management Skills

105. How would you define your life management skills? I would define my life management skills as the blue print in which I can always rely on to sharpen the necessary areas in my life that need work so I can achieve any and all goals i set for myself. 106. What types of decisions… Read More

Phillip Jamison/ Class 4: Life Management Skills

105. How would you define your life management skills? I define life management skills as an individual managing to progress adequately towards positive change and self improvement, especially under difficult circumstances.  Only I have the authoritative control and ability over myself to accelerate my life management skills.  Life management skills, goals and values together make… Read More

Seth Ferranti/ Class 10: Leadership

251. What does leadership mean to you? Leadership to me means being able to see the big vision and not just the small picture. A leader has to have the best interest of the whole in his heart and mindset. He can’t be selfish or only think about himself and his immediate family or friends…. Read More

John Broman/ Class 4: Life Management Skills

105. How would you define your life management skills? My life management skills have all been dedicated towards keeping myself in the best frame of mind while completing my sentence. I didn’t ever think that what I was doing (yoga/music) was something I could actually make a living of of when I get home. But… Read More

James Hunt/ Personal Journal Entry

6-21-12 My algebra teacher is a tax attorney who broke the law. He’s also great at teaching. With curiosity and an interest to see what I could learn about his release plans I asked him, “what do you plan to do when you get out?” With a deadpanned look, he paused. Then came the honesty,”… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal Entry – June 2, 2012

June 2, 2012 This is going to be a very long weekend. It’s kind of like being in the hole, only they let us out for lunch here. We get no recreation, no phone calls, no TV, only what we have in our cells, writing paper, a pencil, envelopes, 10 pictures and the Bible. The… Read More

Alphonza Cofield/ Class 1: Values

16. Who are you? I’m a very ambitious, loyal, hardworking and caring man. I love my family. I believe in God, and I try to treat people the way that I want to be treated. I love to learn new things. When I’m interested in something I give it my all. I have a crazy… Read More

Hal Coates/ Class 1: Values

16. Who are you? I am a young man striving to become a better who is study to become a better person. i am working on my lower self and higher self. 17. Describe your background with regard to your education, vocation or career, troubles with the law. I am in my 10th year of… Read More

Larry Parks/ Class 3: Accountability

97. Describe your thoughts on whether accountability logs would help, hinder, or provide indifferent to your opportunities for success upon release. The accountability logs help to keep me prioritized and focused on the future. By reviewing them daily… they are a constant reminder of what my aspirations are for my success. 98. In what ways… Read More

Larry Parks/ Class 2: Goals

64. What values might lead a person to success upon release from prison?: First they would have to have a plan. They would have to a goal. They also would have a willingness to go through the negatives of rejection to get to the positives of success. They also have to realize that it wont… Read More

Larry Parks/ Class One: Values

16. Who are you? First and for most… “I AM” a Christian. “I AM” a man that took the blessing that God had gave me for garnet. “I AM” a husband to the most beautiful woman God has created and father of four beautiful blessings in the for of three girls and one boy. “I… Read More


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