Billy Sigler / Class One: Values

16. Who are you? My name is Billy Sigler. I am 41 years old and I have been in prison since I was 32. I expect to serve about 15 more months and I’m determined to use that time to prepare myself. Frankly, I just finished reading the books Success! The Straight-A Guide and Prison!,… Read More

Billy Sigler / Class 10: Leadership

251. What does leadership mean to you? 252. In what ways have your past decisions prepared you for leadership? 253. Where does leadership begin? 254. In what ways can an individual measure his capacity to lead? 255. In what ways can an individual measure his effectiveness at leadership? 256. What does it mean to have… Read More

Billy Sigler / Class 8: Relationship Training

200. What relationship do you have to others in the world? I have good ones. They are improving because of my work and because I reach out. I work on it every day. 201. To what extent do the decisions we make have an influence on the lives of others? They can have a big… Read More

Billy Sigler / 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? My relationships with my wife and friends have fallen off over time. Getting a long prison sentence really hurts all who are involved and all their family suffers right along side of… Read More

Thomas Ross / Class Five: Self-Improvement Training

126. When you assess your environment, what opportunities for self-improvement can you create or seize? I am now at a camp in Taft, CA. It’s nowhere near as volatile as the prison environments that I have experienced. This more of transitional processes before you go home to your family. There are plenty of opportunities for… Read More

Walter Samuel/ Class 1: Values

16. Who are you? I dropped out of school at an early age. 9th grade to be exact. From 1973 to this day I have spent 30 years of my life in prison. 23 in state prison in angola Louisiana the rest has been federal. I got my GED 5 years ago when I was… Read More

Darrell Tatum/ Class 1: Values

16. Who are you? I am a person who believes in family.  A person who will help a person in need. I am a person of many trades.  I strive for everything in life that I have obtained. 17. Describe your background with regard to your education, vocation or career, troubles with the law. My… Read More

Steven Dybvad/ Class One: Values

16. Who are you? My name is Steven A Dybvad.  I am 32 years old.  I am a sensitive man, compassionate, loving, nurturing and many qualities that I could share with others and help make a difference in others lives.  I have yet to display these characteristics in full  force for I have locked myself… Read More

Thomas Ross / Class One: Values

16. Who are you? A little I would like to share about myself. I’m married to Angela Ross, we are proud parents of Dashaun, Serena, Trevaughn and Vaughnyae with one grandson Javiaun. I also have a son named Marquis from a previous relationship. I have been incarcerated for over a decade. I was convicted for… Read More

The Future

I wonder a lot about what the future will hold, how I will react and what I will be doing, when I finally enter the world after over two decades in prison. I wonder can I cope or am I institutionalized? What will I do with my new found freedoms? Will I be able to… Read More

Phillip Jamison/ Class 8: Relationship Training

200. What relationship do you have to others in the world? I have a strong and deep connection to God and Jesus Christ.  I believe in the verse (1 Peter 5:10).  Additionally, I have a strong connection to my country in leading a disciplined, pro-social, law-abiding life.  Next to this, as once a soldier of… Read More

Steven Dybvad – Personal Journal/Entry November 21, 2011

November 21, 2011 12 o’clock noon It’s very difficult to do my journaling and work assignments in here. There is no chair or desk to write or draw on. There’s also no time alone in this very small confined area. Six men share three cells, each cell is only 5 feet wide by 8 feet… Read More


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