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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...

Social Distancing in the Age of Social Illiteracy

By Timothy Pauley "My bad." This is a term currently in vogue. It is a way to indicate one has transgressed, but without expressing any remorse for said transgression. This is similar in many ways to the slogan it has come to replace, "I'm sorry." Similar in that it...

Messages, Part One (c): Classroom Genius

by Marcus Altheimer … continued from Part One (b) ... The conclusion of Cypher's breakdown brought an immediate round of applause from everyone in the room. They all knew Cypher was well versed in such subjects, even Jake had to admit to the truths spoken. "A'ight,...

Messages, Part One (b): Classroom Genius

by Marcus Altheimer … continued from Part One (a) ... ''No problem Professor." Replied Emillo. "A model refers to a generalized or hypothetical description used to analyze or explain something else. For instance ... " ''No, no!" The professor hushed Emillo from...

MESSAGES, Part One (a): Classroom Genius

by Marcus Altheimer Although the authoritative voice over the building's intercom had announced the commencement of the movement period, the diverse group of students remained actively engaged in their seats. The Professor, a tiny stature, strong-willed and powerfully...

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...

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