#MondayBlogs: The Limits of Labeling

The Limits of Labeling Guest Post by Linda Workman-Crider   Your eyes would identify me as a white woman. You would not know that the color of my skin caused me to be the target of violence with bottles and rocks thrown at me and the group I was with while volunteering in another country. You would not know that more than fear, I felt a sense of awe and envy for the unity of Read More …

Holding On To Hope: Making A Difference From Behind Prison Walls

The following essay comes to you from behind prison walls. This is the fifth in a series written by Tyler, a young man serving life without the possibility of parole, for a nonviolent crime he committed at the age of 17. His words are eloquent in the face of such injustice.   Prosecutorial discretion or concurrent jurisdictional laws define a class of cases that may be brought in either juvenile or criminal court. No hearing Read More …

Is This Forever? Choices Made, Lessons Learned

Today we’re back in prison with Tyler, who has a thoughtful and poignant piece of writing to share with us. If you have yet to meet Tyler, he is a young man serving life in prison, without the possibility of parole, for a nonviolent crime he committed as a teenager. Tyler was tried in adult court, where he was treated as adult, and where he was given a sentence far more befitting of an adult, career, Read More …