Kalani Lautele @kalani-lautele ?

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  • July 26, 2012

    I encourage everyone to review Kalani’s accountability logs.

    Justin Paperny


  • Hey Justin, I’m glad to hear you are graduating. I’m also glad to know you were inspired by the values that has helped me through my incarceration. I hope this experience of Iori and me coming to prison will always remind you of the struggle and pain that it has brought our family. Let it [...]

  • July 9, 2012 Since my last blog, a lot has happened at this institution.  A few weeks ago our TV’s, microwaves, and weekend visits were taken from us because the warden found contraband items on the compound.  Having these privileges taken, a lot of guys were lost, stressed, and said they were bored out of [...]

  • 5-23-12 From June to December of 2011 I have simulated trading on the futures market using the Investors Business Daily paper.  The IBD provided daily data and charts on most of the commodities, indices, and currencies traded in the futures markets.  Although the information and data represented the prior trading day, I perceived each new [...]

  • May 6, 2012 The past few weeks were busy with lockdowns at other prisons on the complex.  So many of us that were not to lockdown had to prepare the meals for those institutions that were on lockdown.  We would spend at least eight hours preparing sack meals each day.  This took a lot of [...]

  • 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]

  • 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 learn [...]

  • 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 influence the lives [...]

  • There was a lot of lockdown census counts this week.  Which means everyone needed to return to their unit or work site.  Although it’s very inconvenient for those who exercise at the time of this unexpected recalls, I was never really bothered by it.  When ever I was in the middle of an exercise when [...]

  • 174. In what ways do you perceive relationships with people you knew prior to confinement to evolve over the course of your imprisonment? From my experience the only relationships I still have is with my family.  There are a  few friends I keep in touch with but only on a yearly basis. 175. In what ways have [...]

  • 151. Describe situations you can recall when inadequate communication skills led to decreased opportunities in your life. After graduating from high school I applied to several jobs that required, at the least, a high diploma.  Some of these jobs provided good wages, medical, dental, on the job training, and advancement opportunities.  I didn’t…[Read more]

  • 126. When you assess your environment, what opportunities for self-improvement can you create or seize? When I arrived at Beaumont prison camp, one of the first things I did was look for a library to study at.  After doing so, I asked a few guys if anyone reads the Wall Street Journal, IBD’s, or The Economist.  [...]

  • March 25, 2012 This week I finally got a job in the kitchen.  I’m working on the serving line which works well with my daily schedule.  This position requires no more than two hours of work.  One of the benefits to working in the kitchen is the extra servings at meal time.  This really eases [...]

  • 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…[Read more]

  • 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 what ways [...]

  • 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 contributed to [...]

  • Weekly Blog: 3-11-12 to 3-17-12 Another week down but it feels like three days has passed.  This week I learned about the different affects of doing different intensities of cardio exercises.  When exercising, the body draws energy from different sources or energy reservoirs.  If I remember correct, carbohydrates is one energy source that is used [...]

  • March 11, 2012      This week I signed up to participate in a few ACE classes and a vocational training program.  The ACE, Adult Continuing Education, classes are once a week for eight weeks.  They are taught by inmates who specialize on the subjects.  I was only allowed to sign up for two, so [...]

  • 16. Who are you? My name is Kalani Lautele.  I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Although Hawaii is known for its beautiful sceneries, my scenery was not always beautiful.  I grew up in a poverty neighborhood known as Kam IV Housing.  Majority of the families who occupy these two story concrete buildings are low income earners [...]

  • Date: Saturday February 25, 2012 With two weeks in at Beaumont, I now have a set routine to follow.  I’d wake up 5:15 am each morning, wash up and fix me a cup of coffee while I wait to hear mainline (breakfast) called.  Monday through Friday breakfast is served at 6:00 am.  After eating breakfast [...]

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