Omari Patton/ Class 2: Goals

64. What values might lead a person to success upon release from prison?: Values that revolve around honesty, integrity, and character. You can never fail following those values. 65. How does a person ever become his values?: By working at them every day. 66. How does a person strengthen his integrity?: By doing the right… Read More

Patrick Aubin/ Class 2: Goals

64. What values might lead a person to success upon release from prison?: A person who wants to lead a successful life being release from prison, must first believe in himself, and vision the life and role he will be playing into society. First thing first. Financial, is one of the key area we need… Read More

Omari Patton/ Class 1: Values

16. Who are you? MY NAME IS OMARI PATTON. I’M 32 YRS OLD. I COME FROM A LARGE WELL KNOWNTIGHT KNIT FAMILY. I HAVE ALOT OF AMBITION AND DRIVE.I GREWW UP WITH ALOT OF MORALS AND PRINCIPALSBEING INSTILLED IN  ME. I TRY TO LIVE AND STAY COMMITTEDTO THE MORAL AND PRINCIPALS. IM ALWAYS LOOKING TO… Read More

Salvador Castenada/ Class 1: Values

16. Who are you? My name is Salvador Castaneda Jr. I have one brother, one sister and  I am engaged to Elidia Soto with whom I have three beautiful daughters. Throughout my life I have blamed my lack of accomplishment and problems with the law on my troubled childhood.  It is my belief that, although… Read More

Phillip Jamison/ Class 3: Accountability

97. Describe your thoughts on whether accountability logs would help, hinder, or provide indifferent to your opportunities for success upon release. Physical fitness training can add years to a persons life.  In the process of training towards their fitness goals.  Keeping an accountability log can help them keep track of their daily and weekly performance. … Read More

Charles Day/ Class 7: Support Network

174. In what ways do you perceive relationships with people you knew prior to confinement to evolve over the course of your imprisonment? Relationships I knew with people prior to confinement, they’ve evolved being incarcerated so long to either meaningful, ongoing relationships, that want to see me succeed at my aspirations or goals, or they’re… Read More

Thomas Ross / Class 8: Relationship Training

200. What relationship do you have to others in the world? When I made the decision to connect with the world through my network I believe that I have opened my life up to the world. As a child of God I feel as if I have a connection with every human being throughout the… Read More

Brian Buehrle/ Class 1: Values

16. Who are you? My name is Brian Michael Buehrle.  I am divorced and a father of one beautiful daughter.  I try to get along with everybody I can and do not hold grudges for very long.  Even in prison, I find myself helping others at my own expense at times.  I make it a… Read More

Phillip Jamison/ Class 2: Goals

64. What values might lead a person to success upon release from prison?: For a person to be successful upon release, it starts with a positive optimistic attitude and the fortitude to persevere through many obstacles to come.  Sharp communication skills and professionalism are two powerful attributes in seeking the right employment and connecting with… Read More

John Broman/ Class 1: Values

16. Who are you? I am a peaceful person, someone who tries to stay centered and true to who i am, no matter what is going on around me. I’m very passionate and dedicated towards the things that take my mind beyond these walls. Meditation, yoga, music, exercising, the things that i need to do… Read More

Seth Ferranti/ Class 5: Self-Improvement Training

126. When you assess your environment, what opportunities for self-improvement can you create or seize? In the harsh netherworld of corruption and violence it is easy to take the well worn road and not the road less traveled, because believe me if you are trying to do something positive in here many obstacles, pitfalls and… Read More

Seth Ferranti/ Class 6: Communication Skills

151. Describe situations you can recall when inadequate communication skills led to decreased opportunities in your life. Being in prison for so long, going on 20 years, I feel my ability to communicate effectively in prison is very high. At the same time my ability to communicate effectively in the real world or a business… Read More


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