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The John Dillinger Syndrome

John Dillinger, as a teenager, had a petty criminal record. Before he was thirty, Dillinger robbed a grocery store of $50.00. Dillinger’s father, after discussion with the prosecutor, convinced his son to plead guilty without the benefit of a defense attorney. John Dillinger was sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison. While in prison, […]

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Re-Entry Programs & Recidivism: The Connection

Every year, the pundits have complained about the  high recidivism rates in the United States. A Approximately 725,000 inmates are released annually from prisons throughout the United States. A 2011 study by the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Center on the States indicated that more than 4 in 10 will return to prison within three years. Recidivism rates […]

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All Kinds of Correctional Officers

Another excerpt from my almost finished prison memoir, Prisonpath. The stories are about the inmates and correctional officers that I encountered during my fifteen months in state prison. 1/12/11 – 1/13/11 — Hagerstown Prison The scream reverberated throughout the tier. The correctional officer called my name again and said, “Come get your fucking books!” For […]

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