Behind Bars

Beyond Bars: My responsibility is to succeed, no matter the challenges

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“Parolees are an easy target. Who wants to fight for rights of people who, at some earlier...

Behind Bars

Beyond Bars: My responsibility is to succeed, no matter the challenges

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“Parolees are an easy target. Who wants to fight for rights of people who, at some earlier point, voluntarily forfeited them?” Brian Wood writes this week. 


Behind Bars

Beyond Bars: Adapting to the pace of life outside of prison

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“There’s been other things I hadn’t realized would take some adjustment,” Brian Wood writes this week. “Like, I keep forgetting to zip up my pants. In prison pants don’t have zippers, and no matter how much I try to remember, I catch myself at least once a day...


Behind Bars

Beyond Bars: Hitting the ground running with a job after prison

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“Let’s face it, hiring a felon is taking a chance,” Beyond Bars columnist Brian Wood writes this week. 


Behind Bars

Beyond Bars: Doing everything I can to stay on track while on parole

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“A friend of mine asked me how it feels to be free and I responded, ‘Parole feels pretty awesome.’ The knowledge I am at the mercy of an imperfect system triggered this answer and that same knowledge keeps me on my toes,” Brian Wood writes this week. 


Behind Bars

Beyond Bars: First few weeks out of prison have been a 'surreal tornado'

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“While in prison, I told myself it’s going to be nice to get a fresh start. A fresh start would be nice, but that’s not quite what I get,” Brian Wood writes this week.” 

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