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Sentencing Reform and the Strange Case of Anthony Bascaro

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Anthony "Tony" Bascaro is 80 years old and has been in prison for the past 34 years. Pretty much everyone – except for his daughter and granddaughter – has forgotten about him. If he lives long enough, he will be released in 2019. Read More »

Can Alzheimer’s, the Goliath Disease, be Defeated?


Deeper prayer, greater compassion, and expressions of gratitude, sincerity, and happiness are all part of that “low-cost lifestyle” researchers are on the hunt for. Read More »

Reentry Tool Kit: Reentry Technician Training and Classroom Management (Part 4 of 4)

Take A Load Off

Thousands of prisoners from all ranks and backgrounds attend classes and receive one-on-one assistance. Take a Load Off meticulously questions their plans for life after release as well as what they do inside. The ROC offers reliable support and peer encouragement. Read More »

Prisoners’ Reentry Tool Kit: Administrative Tools (Part 3 of 4)


The institutional setting is complicated by enough negative energy as it is. Everyone benefits from being of service to one another. Read More »

A Spiritual Answer to Changing Health Theories


I have seen in my own experience how thought is the most powerful influence on health. Read More »

Prisoner Reentry Tool Kit (Part 2 of 4)

Take a Load Off

The course educates and guides the student to gain a fundamental working knowledge about every aspect of creating and following a realistic release plan. Read More »

‘Once Upon a Time’ at San Diego Comic-Con: Jennifer Morrison and Colin O’Donoghue Talk about Season Five


Jennifer Morrison and Colin O'Donoghue talking about their Once Upon a Time Characters at 2015 San Diego Comic-Con. Read More »

Prisoner Reentry Tool Kit (Part 1 of 4)

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I urge prisoners to print this article and share it with peers, staff, and anyone who may support their journeys as reentry leaders. Read More »

Iraq Strategy Should Also Fight Hunger

The UN World Food Programme feeds displaced Iraqis, But the UN food agency is running out of funds (WFP Iraq photo).

While a strategy for peace in Iraq is still being formed, we already know one ingredient. Food will help write the peace in Iraq. Read More »

Dear Tinny: A Prisoner’s Response to Letters from Other Prisoners

Anthony Tinsman

Prisoner re-entry comes in various forms, ideally long before prisoners actually release from prison. In a recent mail-call, examples of great re-entry strategies surfaced through the work of entrepreneurs ironing out routes to sustainable careers after release, while serving time. One is an author. The other is helping offenders resolve blemishes on their driving records. The Imprisoned Writer Reginald Amin ... Read More »