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Book Review ‘Summer’s World’ by Summer McKenzie: The Reality of Incarceration from a Child’s Perspective

Summer's World

"Summer's World" by Summer McKenzie does something few books can do: intrude its way into your mind for days. Read More »

Interview: Novelist and Activist Dustin Costa

Dustin Costa

"I have portrayed the War On Drugs as succeeding in being horrific and hysterically funny at the same time." Read More »

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 »

Prisoner Reentry Tool Kit (Part 1 of 4)

reentry take a load off

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 »

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 »

A Doctors Worst Nightmare

Dr. Schneider

Is a doctor guilty if deceitful patients overdose on drugs and alcohol that were never prescribed? Read More »

Interview: Laura Liddell Nolen, Author of ‘The Ark’

"I’m after any reader with a sense of adventure."

"To this day, I can’t actually believe it when people tell me they read my book and enjoyed it." Read More »

Book Review: ‘A Banquet of Consequences: True Life Adventures of Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, and the Feds’ by Jake Rohrer


An entertaining memoir about rock and roll, drug dealing, and prison by a colorful and charismatic writer. Read More »

Seven Prison Weight Loss Secrets

Weight Loss

The "secret" to weight loss is, well, not a secret at all. All of us understand that weight loss is a mathematical equation. Read More »

Email Services Bring News to Federal Inmates


A number of services provide federal inmates access to news and other information by email. Read More »