After a quarter-century teaching in a classroom in Milan Prison, I have now begun to share prison stories to dispel the prejudice that prisons create, and talk about the experiences of the real people who live those lives. My NPR interview on prison stories and more is available at the link here.
Former prison teacher works to dispel prejudice of inmates
Here’s a story that lifts people’s hearts and makes us gasp at the amazing power some people have to forgive terrible wrong done to them. It also points to killers who are in their teens–and need redemption, not lifelong sentences. Her son was murdered in 1993 and today she’s helping him rebuild his life
Recently, I experienced a situation when, without any real information, I hit the panic button and allowed my imagination to ruin a whole day. I fussed and worried for hours without having a clue what was really going on. My fears are almost all irrational old habits, and I’m at my worst when I’m afraid, especially when I allow panic to slide in. more “Prison Stories: Fears and The Prison Fence”