Tag: prison

An inmate sits in his cell at San Quentin State Prison's death row on August 15, 2016 in San Quentin, California.
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September 21, 2017

An unexpected letter landed on our columnist’s doorstep the other day. It contains a surprising lesson on the meaning of community — and an opportunity to open up to a fellow flawed and striving human being.

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June 15, 2017

The personal growth that comes from activities we do for joy, rather than status or reward — whether it’s painting murals or sprucing up cars, pick-up basketball or beekeeping.

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April 21, 2016

Our corrective actions can have radiating effects, placing a burden on those who don’t deserve it. A moving revelation of the extended trauma of mass incarceration — farther reaching than we might imagine.

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December 25, 2012

A minister who teaches courses in reading to prison inmates reflects on smiling, subversiveness, and the power of recognizing herself in the other.