Darrell Tatum/ Class 10: Leadership Training

251. What does leadership mean to you? Being a strong role model.  Be responsible. 252. In what ways have your past decisions prepared you for leadership? My past decisions lead me into the situation I’m going through now.  Leading my peers into wrongful fruits of life.  Now, as I finish up my sentence, I’ve grown… Read More

Darrell Tatum/ Class 9: Financial Literacy

223. How would you gauge your level of financial literacy today? I’m still educating myself financially.  I’m learning more about stocks and various of investments.  The businessman that I am, I have to keep focus of the financial world. 224. To what extent would you suppose that financial literacy relates to your probability for success… Read More

Darrell Tatum/ Class 4: Life Management Skills

105. How would you define your life management skills? I had a 100% commitment to my janitorial company.  I started from the bottom with one contract.  After showing my skills for a glass looking floor, I drew a lot of attention for floor contracts.  I made all the necessary decisions.  I worked hard, day in,… Read More

Ray Rowan/ 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 definitely helps. The person who keeps the log books may need them as a constant reminder to help them stay on track. 98. In what ways will probation officers respond to… Read More

Ray Rowan/ Class 2: Goals

64. What values might lead a person to success upon release from prison?: Value is what’s equivalent in worth. Knowing one’s self-worth and not equivocating or side-stepping his or her self-worth. 65. How does a person ever become his values?: Continuing to believe wholeheartedly in what you set out to accomplish. 66. How does a… Read More

Jason Hart/ Class 1: Values

16. Who are you? I’m basically a smart individual with a great personality.im honest and very trust worthy. I have my high school diploma, and a few college credits.  My troubles with the law has always been my down fall. But as for right now, my main focus is to remain positive and continue to educate myself…. Read More

Ray Rowan/ Class 1: Values

16. Who are you? I’m a man who has been raising himself since the age of 13 years of age. I left my home-base of Humboldt Tn. and traveled with my aunt to live in Champaign, Il. After seperating myself from everyday family-oriented affection, the hugs, pat on the backs, I love yous, I’m here… Read More

Stephan Compton/ Class 1: Values

16. Who are you? First I am a Christian. My name is Steve Compton I am a 48 year old white male, I have been married for 28 years I have lived in Oklahoma most of my life. My wife and I have 3 boys’: 27,25,23.  I graduated high school in 1981 I was married… Read More

Julius Lige/ Class 4: Life Management Skills

105. How would you define your life management skills? I define my life management skills as being creative, responsible, possessing leadership and always planning ahead. An individual must have a clear plan, and along with that plan, the necessary skills to execute it. With the right attitude, aspiration, actions and accountability, I would apply my… Read More

Walter Samuel/ 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? Time brings about a change. Many friends and family members have moved on with their lives, forgetting that I ever existed. I’ve lost contact with many and some have passed away. but… Read More

Seth Ferranti/ Class 8: Relationship Training

200. What relationship do you have to others in the world? I have lots of different relationships with a lot of different people. First and foremost there is my wife, Diane. She is everything to me and does everything for me, without her everything that I have done and everything that I aspire to do… Read More

Darrell Tatum/ Class 5: Self-Improvement Training

126. When you assess your environment, what opportunities for self-improvement can you create or seize? To be honest, here at Forrest City, there isn’t a lot of opportunities, but the handful of people that I’ve met, I can get some opportunities, but I want more for self-improvement. 127. What is your interpretation on the value… Read More


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