Kalani Lautele/ Class 10: Leadership

251. What does leadership mean to you? Leadership is having integrity, accountability, and viewing encounters with adversities as challenges with great rewards after conquering them. 252. In what ways have your past decisions prepared you for leadership? I believe all my failures and errors I have learned from in the past has contributed a lot… Read More

Kalani Lautele/ Class 9: Financial Literacy

223. How would you gauge your level of financial literacy today? For the past two years I have been doing my own self studies on the financial markets.  I have a good idea for how these markets functions.  Being that I aspire to be a day or swing trader, I continue to stay current and… Read More

Walter Samuel/ Class 6: Communication Skills

151. Describe situations you can recall when inadequate communication skills led to decreased opportunities in your life. Standing before parole board, talking with educators here early on in my time in forrest city. Not being able to communicate well hindered my opportunities to prosper in both situations.. 152. Describe situations where stronger communication skills may… Read More

Kalani Lautele/ Class 8: Relationship Training

200. What relationship do you have to others in the world? My relationship with my family has always been strong.  I also have a few friends who have supported me through this prison journey. 201. To what extent do the decisions we make have an influence on the lives of others? Everything we do can… Read More

Darrell Tatum/ Class 8: Relationship Training

200. What relationship do you have to others in the world? I HAVE A STRONG LOVING RELATIONSHIP WITH MY KIDS,FAMILY&TRUE FRIENDS. THE ONES WHOM WASN’T HEALTHY FOR ME IS GONE,SO I TRY TO KEEP TIES WITH THE ONES WHOM BEEN VERY SUPPORTFUL TO ME. 201. To what extent do the decisions we make have an… Read More

Craig Payton/ Class 1: Values

16. Who are you? Written late November, 2011, and posted January 30, 2011 I am Verlyn Craig Payton.  I am 47 years old, married since 1995 (16 years) and have been with the same woman for 23 years.  My family includes two children ages 12 (son) and 10 (daughter).  I am a person whose situations… Read More

Seth Ferranti/ Class 4: Life Management Skills

105. How would you define your life management skills? Life management skills are resources that a man can draw upon in his time of need and to focus on everyday life and the things that he needs to do in order to reach his highest potential. By setting goals and then using life management skills… Read More

Colin Walsh/ Class 2: Goals

64. What values might lead a person to success upon release from prison?: A man’s thoughts become his values, his values then become his actions and his actions collectively become his life. So in order to lead a life of success one must begin focusing on their thoughts. One must begin thinking with the end… Read More

Seth Ferranti/ Class 2: Goals

64. What values might lead a person to success upon release from prison?: The values that will lead a person to success upon release from prison include responsibility, integrity, perseverance, diligence and continuous hard work. Nothing can be taken for granted. When I come home I know I will have tremendous obstacles to overcome including… Read More

Seth Ferranti/ Class 1: Values

16. Who are you? My name is Seth Ferranti. I grew up in the suburbs of California. My dad was in the military. We lived overseas in Europe and than when he retired we settled in Northern Virginia, outside of Washington DC. I had a lot of advantages and opportunities and basically I messed up…. Read More

Shawn Piper/ Class 6: Communication Skills

151. Describe situations you can recall when inadequate communication skills led to decreased opportunities in your life. I have always been a pretty good communicator, so other than in personal relationship situations, I’ve always been able to convey the point I was trying to get across. 152. Describe situations where stronger communication skills may have… Read More

Shawn Piper/ Class 5: Self-Improvement Training

126. When you assess your environment, what opportunities for self-improvement can you create or seize? By surrounding yourself with like-minded people, let those around you that may be able to help you, see your effort and determination to succeed. Take advantage of any knowledge you can obtain that will be beneficial. Build a relationship with… Read More


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