Blog / Life after Prison / Reentry

The Heart Break of a Child with a Parent in Prison

I know a young man named Carter who is 18 years old who lives in Chicago and his mother is in prison serving a LIFE sentence. She has been in prison most of his life. Even though he seems a little melancholy much of the time, for the most part he is ... Read more

President Obama Commuted 22 Prison Sentences

On March 31, 2015 President Obama commuted the sentences of 22 U.S. Prisoners, all of whom were serving lengthy sentences for drug-related crimes. It must have been a shocking surprise when those individuals received a letter signed by the President.... Read more

My Experience with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

In the next month or so I will begin going into D.C. Jail to talk to the women who are incarcerated there about reentry resources and basic life skills to assist with their reintegration into society. The approval process to get into D.C. Jail has be... Read more

Life as a ‘A Missouri Incorrigible’ in Special Management Facility (SMF)

One of the things I find most perplexing about incarcerated men is how they are able to withstand such lengthy periods in the hole, or in segregation, locked down in their cells. Women in prison serve periods in the hole, or the SHU – Segregation Hou... Read more

Role Models and Their Impact on My Criminality and Reentry

My name is Curtis Brothers. Growing up I had guys in my neighborhood that tried to tell me to do the right thing in life, but I always let their advice slip in one ear and out of the other. These guys were the worst role models ever. I guess they wer... Read more

20 Years of Crazy

My brother was once a repeat offender who was in and out of prison like there was a revolving door. He started going to jail when he was about 13 years old, when he was arrested for a series of petty crimes like stealing cars and joy riding. I ask... Read more

Finding a Job after Incarceration Begins in the Mind

I had a conversation with a dear friend of mine, Rhonda Lewis, about getting employed after being in prison and how it relates to being positive and the law of attraction. Rhonda is an aspiring entrepreneur who enjoys cooking. She got her first job t... Read more

Lashonia Etheridge-Bey Videos on Crime, Prison and Reentry

The Prison Dilemma, a video project exploring mass incarceration and the movement for criminal justice reform, has released two new video documentaries on Lashonia Etheridge-Bey. Part One: Lashonia discusses how she lost herself to a life of crime... Read more