Walter Samuel/ Class 8: Relationship Training

200. What relationship do you have to others in the world? I’m commanded to love everyone and I try my best to do just that. I try to be friendly to all and walk in peace. 201. To what extent do the decisions we make have an influence on the lives of others? We affect… Read More

John Broman/ Class 8: Relationship Training

200. What relationship do you have to others in the world? To some, I have an integral relationship. Teaching them and (i hope) bringing something positive into their lives. To my family and friends, I know I’m in their thoughts and hearts. To others, I’m just “hippie” with n o real influence on them. 201…. Read More

Julius Lige/ Class 8: Relationship Training

200. What relationship do you have to others in the world? As a man with a strong spiritual faith I feel obligated to embrace every human being as a child of G-d. Therefore I’m willing to contribute to society in any way that I can. I am open to building relationships with all people, with… Read More

Julius Lige/ Class 9: Financial Literacy

223. How would you gauge your level of financial literacy today? Clearly I have improved my level of financial literacy. The time I’ve spent in prison has given me the opportunity to focus on my financial future. I’ve educated myself on the financial markets, business plans and investments. Through financial literature I’m always in pursuit… Read More

Hal Coates/ Class 4: Life Management Skills

105. How would you define your life management skills? I define life management skills as all of the virtues that enable an individual to reach his highest potential. 106. What types of decisions influence how you will emerge from prison? Every decision I make has influence on how I will emerge from prison. I make… Read More

Hal Coates/ 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 will help. they will help me stay on track and help me determine if I am hitting the goals i set out. to move forward it is important to know what we are… Read More

Michael McCready/ Class 2: Goals

64. What values might lead a person to success upon release from prison?: Honorable values are a blanket term I would use to describe the collection of values that can lead a person to success after release from prison.   Honesty, integrity, compassion, and transparency, all represent values that would lead one to take estimable actions… Read More

Phillip Jamison/ Class 5: Self Improvement Training

126. When you assess your environment, what opportunities for self-improvement can you create or seize? I have chosen to create accountability logs, such as a daily journal entree log, a thoughts and feelings log and an anger log.  The daily journal is a tool I use to document my progress through incarceration.  The thoughts and… Read More

Timothy Lee/ 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? I try to stay in contact with different family members to not stay locked in prison environment and to have a strong relationship. 175. In what ways have you nurtured support networks… Read More

Timothy Lee/ Class 6: Communication Skills

151. Describe situations you can recall when inadequate communication skills led to decreased opportunities in your life. My education level was gone and my communication skills was bad because I did not have the proper education. 152. Describe situations where stronger communication skills may have enhanced your prospects for success. Having my education together would… Read More

Timothy Lee/ Class 5: Self-Improvement Training

126. When you assess your environment, what opportunities for self-improvement can you create or seize?  Find a meaningful daily routine that would help you develop self-improvement things around you in prison. 127. What is your interpretation on the value of self-imposed structure of free time?  Walking to the library to find meaningful information to help… Read More

Timothy Lee/ Class 4: Life Management Skills

105. How would you define your life management skills? I have set out to do a college correspondence course in human services to become a counselor for young minorities. 106. What types of decisions influence how you will emerge from prison? Being determined to do something better with my life while I am incarcerated, to… Read More


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