Behind Bars

Behind Bars

Beyond Bars: My past is still catching up with me, but that's OK

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“I’m at the rebuilding stage where I literally have to pay for a lot of my mistakes,” Brian Wood writes this week. “It feels pretty good to be able to take care of some of this stuff. No doubt, I’m still in the hole, but I can see a light at the end of the tunnel....


Behind Bars

Beyond Bars: Columnist recalls a lesson of positivity from former cellmate

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Paul is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole, and still he’s about the happiest guy I’ve ever met.


Behind Bars

Beyond Bars: For some former prisoners, getting high outweighs desire to succeed

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”You’d expect prisoners to romanticize about food and women, and they do, but neither come close to the most vocally fantasized aspect of freedom: drugs,” Brian Wood writes in this weeks column. 

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