Behind Bars

Beyond Bars: The stigma of prison, parole

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Just the other day when I told someone I had recently been released from prison. He said,...

Behind Bars

Beyond Bars: The stigma of prison, parole

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Just the other day when I told someone I had recently been released from prison. He said, “Well, you look like you’re healthy and doing OK.”


Behind Bars

Beyond Bars: Being happy for the life I can still enjoy

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“Outside, I’m constantly reminded of how big of a ‘loser’ I am. Now before anyone thinks I shouldn’t be so harsh on myself, I am referring to all the things I have lost,” Brian Wood writes this week. 


Behind Bars

Beyond Bars: Still adjusting to the speed of life outside of prison

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“In prison, I could account for almost every hour of every day. Now it seems hours and days slip by me. I used to be able to dedicate time to one task and focus on that,” Brian Wood writes this week.


Behind Bars

Beyond Bars: Addiction is a complicated phenomenon with no universal solution

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“As far as tough love versus enabling goes, I just don’t have the answers. Everyone is different,” Brian Wood writes this week. 


Behind Bars

Beyond Bars: Struggling to find a routine, motivation on the other side

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“I knew what to expect, and yet I catch myself being less positive from time to time and thinking that I miss prison. I think what I really miss is who I was when I was committed to a purpose,” Brian Wood writes in this week’s column. 

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