Seth Ferranti @seth-ferranti ?

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  • 223. How would you gauge your level of financial literacy today? I would say my financial situation is not great but I have family members willing to help me and I have a plan to find people to invest in my company and in my ideas. Me and my wife have a house and we have [...]

  • 251. What does leadership mean to you? Leadership to me means being able to see the big vision and not just the small picture. A leader has to have the best interest of the whole in his heart and mindset. He can’t be selfish or only think about himself and his immediate family or friends. He [...]

  • 200. What relationship do you have to others in the world? I have lots of different relationships with a lot of different people. First and foremost there is my wife, Diane. She is everything to me and does everything for me, without her everything that I have done and everything that I aspire to do ceases [...]

  • 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 everyone I knew prior to my incarceration has evolved. They saw me at my worst, when I was a criminal and a drug addict. They¬† knew waht I was capable [...]

  • 126. When you assess your environment, what opportunities for self-improvement can you create or seize? In the harsh netherworld of corruption and violence it is easy to take the well worn road and not the road less traveled, because believe me if you are trying to do something positive in here many obstacles, pitfalls and traps [...]

  • Seth with his friend Art Williams

  • 151. Describe situations you can recall when inadequate communication skills led to decreased opportunities in your life. Being in prison for so long, going on 20 years, I feel my ability to communicate effectively in prison is very high. At the same time my ability to communicate effectively in the real world or a business setting [...]

  • 105. How would you define your life management skills? Life management skills are resources that a man can draw upon in his time of need and to focus on everyday life and the things that he needs to do in order to reach his highest potential. By setting goals and then using life management skills to [...]

  • 64. What values might lead a person to success upon release from prison?: The values that will lead a person to success upon release from prison include responsibility, integrity, perseverance, diligence and continuous hard work. Nothing can be taken for granted. When I come home I know I will have tremendous obstacles to overcome including the [...]

  • 16. Who are you? My name is Seth Ferranti. I grew up in the suburbs of California. My dad was in the military. We lived overseas in Europe and than when he retired we settled in Northern Virginia, outside of Washington DC. I had a lot of advantages and opportunities and basically I messed up. I [...]

  • 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…[Read more]

  • Thumbnail When I first got the idea to form Gorilla Convict Publications in 2005 I didn’t know what would become of the company or where it would take me. I didn’t have a plan, only a purpose and a vision. I had a book, Prison Stories that I had wrote and that I wanted to put out. [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • November 1, 2011 I would define emerging successfully from prison as having a plan in place so that I will be able to adjust to the outside world after 2 decades in prison. I have been working hard toward this goal by getting as many college degrees through correspondence as I can and by continuing [...]

  • I am now in my 19th year of continual confinement in the Bureau of Prisons. I am nearing the end of my bid and should be released by the end of 2013 if I complete the drug program (rdap) offered in the feds and get the full year of halfway house and home confinement. As [...]

  • I have been accustomed to lazy staff in the Bureau of Prisons, but the staff here at FCC Forrest City Low takes the cake. In a way it is good but it is also bad because if you are trying to do something positive during your incarceration they will make you battle for it. Because [...]

  • By Anne Ferranti. October 2009 There are days like today When my thoughts wander back Back to a time when My blond haired baby boy Was laughing at my antics When my toddler padded his way Across the floor When my five year old began Soccer When my eight year old Swung a bat and [...]

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