Justin Paperny/ Class Ten: Leadership

251. What does leadership mean to you? It means making decisions that move one forward, and always considering the consequences of our actions. Leadership is certainly a value and it requires discipline. Effective leadership gets me closer to my goals. 252. In what ways have your past decisions prepared you for leadership? When I was… Read More

Darrell Tatum/ Class 2: Goals

64. What values might lead a person to success upon release from prison?: Keeping a positive image and striving for what is best in life the right way! 65. How does a person ever become his values?: Staying focused and doing it, not just talking about it. 66. How does a person strengthen his integrity?:… Read More

Seth Ferranti/ Class 3: Accountability

97. Describe your thoughts on whether accountability logs would help, hinder, or provide indifferent to your opportunities for success upon release. I believe that accountability logs will help my opportunities for success upun release. Being accountable to yourself is the most important thing. You can lie to others but you can never lie to yourself…. Read More

Kalani Lautele/ Class 4: Life Management Skills

105. How would you define your life management skills? My life management skills has improved a lot since my incarceration.  There’s still room for improvements.  It’s challenging managing life skills in prison.  The prison environment puts many obstacles in front of those who strive for success upon release.  With the adversities to managing life skills… Read More

Kalani Lautele/ Class 3: Accountability

97. Describe your thoughts on whether accountability logs would help, hinder, or provide indifferent to your opportunities for success upon release. Having an accountability log can help in many ways.  I currently have a fitness log that helps me track my workout progress.  I will now start a log tracking my daily activities. 98. In… Read More

Kalani Lautele/ Class 2: Goals

64. What values might lead a person to success upon release from prison?: Dedication, Godliness, family, fitness, and education are values I believe can lead a person to success upon release from prison. 65. How does a person ever become his values?: A person needs to be dedicated to practicing their values everyday.  Everyday I… Read More

Colin Walsh/ Class 1: Values

16. Who are you? Who am I? A felon? a convict? a criminal? an inmate? These are the answers that many people would use to define me. When I ask myself the same question, I don’t even consider and of these labels. I perceive myself differently. My name is Colin Walsh. I am 20 years… Read More

Walter Samuel/ Class 5: Self-Improvement Training

126. When you assess your environment, what opportunities for self-improvement can you create or seize? There are many opportunities here that have made me a man. I have a close friend that I met here that worked for nasa space center. He is a mathematician. I have set at his feet for over 4 years… Read More

Walter Samuel/ Class 4: Life Management Skills

105. How would you define your life management skills? The word of God. It has bought me out the wilderness where I have been for so many years… 106. What types of decisions influence how you will emerge from prison? When I decided to live for the lord and seek him for wisdom. That is… Read More

Walter Samuel/ Class 3: Accountability

97. Describe your thoughts on whether accountability logs would help, hinder, or provide indifferent to your opportunities for success upon release. I believe that accountability logs are very profitable upon release and for the man that wants to keep a written tab on how he is presently living. So I believe they are helpful. 98…. Read More

Phillip Jamison/ Class 1: Values

Prologue As a young boy, I would constantly be slapped around by circumstances, for I thought of myself as a human being affected by outside conditions.  I truly believed that I was a product of my environment who society frowned upon due to my ethnicity and physical appearance.  Following this faulty belief only resulted in… Read More

Thomas Ross / 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? Sadly, I do not perceive how relationships from people I know prior to being in prison evolve. I know how they evolve. Prison has damaged my relationships with my family and my… Read More


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