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Blog Tag: JSTOR Access in Prison

Too Fancy for Freedom:<BR>Navigating the Bureaucratic Labyrinth of Work Release with a Degree
April 19, 2024

Too Fancy for Freedom:
Navigating the Bureaucratic Labyrinth of Work Release with a Degree

By Kristopher W.
Struggles of reintegration post-incarceration are examined through personal experiences in this essay, highlighting challenges in navigating systemic barriers, including conflicts faced in a work release program. An individual shares insights on leveraging prison education amidst the complexities of reentry.

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April 9, 2024

From Anger to Academics: Changing a Violent Mind One Course at a Time

By Wesley M. Withers, Varner Unit, Corcidy, AR
I was faced with a choice early on with my incarceration: allow violence dominance over my life, giving prejudice exactly what it wanted, or change, showing that violent offenders are more than lost causes. I chose the latter, and education would be my cure to cleanse me of this leprosy.

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Introduction to &#8220;Second chance mentality: First chance reality&#8221; essay series for JSTOR Access in Prison
April 9, 2024

Introduction to “Second chance mentality: First chance reality” essay series for JSTOR Access in Prison

By Stacy Burnett, Senior Manager, JSTOR Access in Prison
"Second Chance Mentality: First Chance Reality," presented by JSTOR Access in Prison, is our 2024 contribution to Second Chance Month. Each week we will offer a direct portal into the minds and hearts of experts on incarceration who we hear about, but not from. I hope to foster a deeper understanding and human connection through the lens of prison-based education.

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