Phillip Jamison/ 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? Prior to confinement, I nursed a multitude of different relationships from family, to friends, to myself and with God.  The relationship I felt within myself was poor and resentful, for I despised… Read More

Marko Avramovic/ 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? People change and when you are not around they tend to forget about you before you went to prison.  My immediate family is still here, just without my father who passed away… Read More

Marko Avramovic/ Class 6: Communication Skills

151. Describe situations you can recall when inadequate communication skills led to decreased opportunities in your life. When I applied for a job and the interview went all wrong just because I had a poor knowledge of the language.  That is what you get when you first come to America from across seas. 152. Describe… Read More

Marko Avramovic/ Class 5: Self-Improvement

126. When you assess your environment, what opportunities for self-improvement can you create or seize?  I try to distance myself from other prisoners because I cannot let anybody slow me down. I do associate with some people but the best way for me to learn something is on my own.  127. What is your interpretation… Read More

Marko Avramovic/ Class 4: Life Management Skills

105. How would you define your life management skills? I can freely say that I am good at achieving my goals.  Once I have a vision in my mind of what I want to do or because I go for it with full force and 100% commitment whether my goals are connected to sports, fitness… Read More

Marko Avramovic/ Class 3: Accountability

97. Describe your thoughts on whether accountability logs would help, hinder, or provide indifferent to your opportunities for success upon release. They help for sure because the logs remind you what you are working for at all times.  Without it one can quit and not feel any guild but when you see the paper, it’s… Read More

My Only Freedom

November 18, 2012 “My Only Freedom” During a warm afternoon, relaxing on a secluded beach on the island of Oahu.  I’m sitting back on a lawn chair, absorbing the radiant sunlight.  The sky is clear with out a cloud in sight and the sea is in a state of stillness and tranquility.  The ocean breeze… Read More

Marko Avramovic/ Class 2: Goals

64. What values might lead a person to success upon release from prison?: Hard work and dedication. 65. How does a person ever become his values?: When he completely practices and believes in his own values. 66. How does a person strengthen his integrity?: 67. What immediate challenges will a prisoner confront the day his… Read More

Darren Broadus/ Class 4: Life Management Skills

105. How would you define your life management skills? I would say that I managed life very well but my risks were damaging.  I placed myself in good positions to obtain great employment within my field but the decisions I made compromised everything I accomplished. 106. What types of decisions influence how you will emerge… Read More

Darren Broadus/ 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 think that an accountability log will help a lot because it can serve as a reminder as well. 98. In what ways will probation officers respond to efforts you’ve made at documenting your… Read More

Henry Lewis/ Class 7: Relationships

174. In what ways do you perceive relationships with people you knew prior to confinement to evolve over the course of your imprisonment? Besides my family, most of the previous relationships have dissolved.  Most of them weren’t founded on anything positive.  Either they wanted something from me or visa-versa.  My family wishes the best for… Read More

Timothy Lee/ Class 9: Financial Literacy

223. How would you gauge your level of financial literacy today? I don’t have any financial means of my own at this moment. 224. To what extent would you suppose that financial literacy relates to your probability for success upon release? I want to make a financial means while I am incarcerated to make probability… Read More


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