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The Imported Threat

The Imported Threat By Timothy Pauley My boss spoke to me this week. I know this might sound trivial, but it doesn't happen very often. You see, as a shift commander, he has many duties with which to occupy his time. Probably more than I even know. Typically anything...

Destined To Change Lives

Destined To Change Lives By Francisco Pinto Wherever we go there are people and when we come in contact with others we reveal ourselves to them. They come into our lives and who we are influences them in a variety of ways. But if we change people through influence we...

The Risk Increases

The Risk Increases By Timothy Pauley A significant development in the COVID crisis came when some county jails began refusing to accept violators. These are prisoners who have to serve a period of supervision upon release. Washington has a system where these people...

The Communication Barrier

The Communication Barrier  By Timothy Pauley One side effect of the COVID crisis has been communication with the outside world. A number of years ago prison services became big business. Companies figured out they could take advantage of prisoners and their families...

The Bad Place

The Bad Place By Timothy Pauley Early on in the pandemic, prisoners were instructed of the symptoms to watch for, as well as what to do if detected. If a person experienced symptoms, they were to immediately inform staff and then to return to their cell and remain...

The COVID-19 Pandemic marks a tragic period in history

The COVID-19 Pandemic marks a tragic period in history By David Moore The COVID-19 Pandemic marks a tragic period in history. My utmost sympathies extend to everyone affected by the pandemic, sincere condolences to all who have lost loved ones to the virus, and...

What Would You Do?

What Would You Do? By Tim Pauley  So what would you do if you knew you were going to be exposed to COVID-19? What about if you had a reasonable expectation the care you would receive would be inadequate at best? Would you just sit around and wait? If you live in a...

Here ye….here ye…listen to me….

Here ye....here ye...listen to me.... By Mert Celebisoy I could read these words from a parchment, holding the scroll in front my eyes and getting louder as I unroll. Instead I'm laying on a thin foam cot, typing away on my JPay, wishing that l was anywhere but here....

Divided We Fall. United We Stand.

Divided We Fall. United We Stand. By Francisco Pinto, PSF Scholar  My condolences go out to the George Floyd family. One of his brothers spoke days before the eulogy, and as a brother in Christ my prayers go out to him and his family. I also appreciate the Black Lives...

The Other Pandemic

The Other Pandemic By Tim Pauley COVID-19 in prison is quite different than most people might expect. Prison is literally designed to pack the maximum amount of people into a minimum amount of space. Washington has had trouble with the courts in the past for being...

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