The Heart Break of a Child with a Parent in Prison
Posted 4/19/2015 by Mark Miclette
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 ...
President Obama Commuted 22 Prison Sentences
Posted 4/16/2015 by Mark Miclette
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....
My Experience with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
Posted 3/28/2015 by Mark Miclette
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...
Role Models and Their Impact on My Criminality and Reentry
Posted 3/23/2015 by Mark Miclette
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...
20 Years of Crazy
Posted 3/7/2015 by Mark Miclette
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.
Finding a Job after Incarceration Begins in the Mind
Posted 1/30/2015 by Mark Miclette
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...
Lashonia Etheridge-Bey Videos on Crime, Prison and Reentry
Posted 3/3/2015 by Mark Miclette
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...