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Happy Father’s Day!

by Robert Wood, Senior Social Media Advisor - The Prison Scholar Fund It is amazing the important role a father plays in formulating a child's worldview. As a child my dad, Robert L. Wood Sr., was everything I wanted to be. I looked up to him and admired his every...

Remembering The Forgotten

By PSF Scholar Francisco Pinto "Let me save one more, Lord... Just one more." by Desmond Doss (Hacksaw Ridge) Student leaders face evils every day in the world of academics. Tuition costs, depression and drug abuse are just a few of the difficult pitfalls that an...

MLK and Incarceration

By Mariama Sidibe In American history we speak of Martin Luther King as the man who paved the way for a colorblind society. In history books we don’t discuss the radical views held by MLK, nor do we extensively talk about the ways in which he was labeled a criminal...

My Educational Journey and Concise Story

By Major A. Clark My name is Major A. Clark, I’m a 32 year old African American currently incarcerated for making an irrational decision, under the influence of alcohol. Under the influence I broke the laws of the land in Ellaville Georgia by committing a felony...

Why We Need to Destigmatize Incarceration

By Mariama Sidibe “The United States has 5% of the world’s population, but 25% of the world’s prisoners.” This statistic gets thrown around in documentaries, classrooms, and by activists. There is no denying that the American justice system is broken, and has been for...

Education and Incarceration: Struggles and Joy

By Robert Wood, Senior Social Media Advisor - The Prison Scholar Fund March 7, 2002: I'm taken into federal custody, charged, and eventually plead guilty. As I leave the federal jail headed into the federal prison system in 2004 I begin to ponder not only how I'll do...

Broken – America’s Criminal Justice System

By Robert Wood, Senior Social Media Advisor - The Prison Scholar Fund March 7, 2002. The crack of dawn.  Rain constantly pounds the pavement. On the gang infested East Side of San Diego where gunshots ring throughout the night and police constantly speed to deal with...

Dream Into Reality

by Robert Wood, Senior Social Media Adviser – The Prison Scholar Fund Through accessing, applying, and building on knowledge, we can take our dreams from being impossible, to incredible, to a state of common reality. Throughout history, this has been the case. Cars,...

Why the Prison Scholar Fund?

by Robert Wood, Senior Social Media Adviser – The Prison Scholar Fund At this time, while employment is readily available in the United States, a lot of people look around in the sunshine of prosperity and say “What can I do to make a difference?” Of course there are...

Technology, Understanding, and the Human Condition

By Robert Wood, Senior Social Media Advisor - The Prison Scholar Fund What do technology, understanding, and the human condition all have in common? They are all knowledge driven. In a world that evolves nearly as fast it spins technology, understanding, and the human...