WHAT MY STUDENTS IN PRISON WOULD LIKE YOU, AN OUTSIDER, TO KNOW (OR DO)

  1. They are humans, we are humans, humans are complex
  2. their prolonged incarceration hurts us all
  3. too much of what we call progress is premised on the containment of those who suggest an opposite, regressive course
  4. because they have been abused, abandoned, suffered mental illness and made some tough choices for which they will pay forever
  5. get in there. see for yourself. volunteer. advocate. write.