Housing Advice for Low Wage Workers

I have firsthand experience in housing advice since I had to work a low wage job post prison. I know how hard it is to find a decent and affordable place to call home when you really don’t have enough funds. After living in a place I could just barely afford in a horrible neighborhood, … Read moreHousing Advice for Low Wage Workers

Punishing American Prisoners: No Dignity Allowed

As I neared the end of my stay at the Herlong Prison Camp, I realized that I didn’t like participating in furloughs. The so-called freedom I experienced was trumped by a self-realization that I was nothing more than free labor. I didn’t mean a thing to these people and all the hard work I did … Read morePunishing American Prisoners: No Dignity Allowed

How Prison Can Destroy Your Credit Score and What To Do About It

Your credit score is clearly important when it comes to turning your life around after prison. However, how do you deal with your finances while after being in prison?  My friends at Selflender wrote this article to give inmates and formerly incarcerated some ideas and options on how to fix and maintain your credit score. … Read moreHow Prison Can Destroy Your Credit Score and What To Do About It

Could Positive Reinforcement Help End Recidivism?

By Pyerse Dandridge Author: Subprime Felon: Inside Federal Prison Camp Positive reinforcement is an important part of encouraging a constructive work ethic. Millions of people work hard at their everyday jobs, however, when there’s a lack of constructive criticism, many begin to feel like their work is unappreciated. Instead of increasing morale, an increase of … Read moreCould Positive Reinforcement Help End Recidivism?

How Does Intervention Prevent Recidivism And Does It Work To Prevent Inmates From Going Back To Prison

By Pyerse Dandridge Author: Subprime Felon: Inside Federal Prison Camp Intervention should be a staple in the lives of those reentering society after serving a sentence. Predictions on the likelihood of recidivism based on various methods of study can definitely show positive results. However, should intervention only focus on those in immediate need? The effort … Read moreHow Does Intervention Prevent Recidivism And Does It Work To Prevent Inmates From Going Back To Prison

The Financial Troubles That Recidivism Doesn’t Solve: The Problems of the Formerly Incarcerated

By Pyerse Dandridge Author: Subprime Felon: Inside Federal Prison Camp Imagine a man stealing from the grocery store to feed his children. He is caught, serves his time and is later released from prison. In his attempt to follow the correct path, he discovers that no one is willing to give him help or guidance. … Read moreThe Financial Troubles That Recidivism Doesn’t Solve: The Problems of the Formerly Incarcerated

Recidivism Efforts Are UnSuccessful

By Pyerse Dandridge Author: Subprime Felon: Inside Federal Prison Camp The study and analysis of the risk of recidivism for men still requires an ongoing investigation. Clinical trials are a primary option for determining explanations for repeat offenders and while studying the subject statistically, analysts can look at the matter from a socioeconomic standpoint. It … Read moreRecidivism Efforts Are UnSuccessful

The Importance of Making Your Loved-Ones Active in Post-Prison Recovery

As detailed in my book, Subprime Felon: Inside Federal Prison Camp, prison is very difficult for the individual who’s going to prison. Yet, what’s not often talked about is how an inmate’s loved ones suffer because of it. Prison is meant to punish those that break the law, but it actually ends up punishing those … Read moreThe Importance of Making Your Loved-Ones Active in Post-Prison Recovery

Could College For Convicts Reduce Recidivism?

I was reading an article by Professor Charles J. Reid, Jr. discussing rather education could lower recidivism rates. He references Christopher Zoukis’ book, College For Convicts.  I thought Reid had some great points and I wanted to discuss them here in this post. In College For Convicts, Zoukis suggested that maybe if inmates obtain degrees, … Read moreCould College For Convicts Reduce Recidivism?

People Going To Prison For Drug-Related Crimes Doesn’t Make The Country Safer.

Americans want to believe that sending people to prison for drug-related crimes are the best option for keeping the streets clean. However, sending people to prison for drug-related crimes doesn’t make the country safer. According to a report from the Pew Charitable Trusts, there were less than 5,000 people serving federal prison time for drug-related … Read morePeople Going To Prison For Drug-Related Crimes Doesn’t Make The Country Safer.

Relaxing and How I Hoped To Apply Relaxing When I Got Home From Prison Camp

My goal in prison was to find various methods to help me stay positive. I knew it was going to be difficult, but I kept pushing to find ways to relax as well. As a method of staying busy, I kept a journal. Here is an insert from my personal prison camp journal. I discussed … Read moreRelaxing and How I Hoped To Apply Relaxing When I Got Home From Prison Camp

Memorizing your poetry

Have you ever seen a smooth poetry cafe where various poets get on stage, recite their poems with a cool swag, perfect delivery and awesome performance? Remember how the crowd snaps their fingers in approval? The entire experience is unforgettable and amazingly enjoyable. I decided that I wanted to get on stage so I’ve been … Read moreMemorizing your poetry

4 Advantages Of Working For A Temp Agency

4 Advantages of Working for A Temp Agency As of recently, I left my full time job at Bon Appetit (assigned at William Jessup University) to work for a temp agency called Acrobat Outsourcing. The reason I quit was because I was driving thirty minutes to and from work. I drive an SUV now, so … Read more4 Advantages Of Working For A Temp Agency

How To Get Readjusted After Returning From Prison Camp

9 Tips for Reestablishing Your Life So you just got home from prison, congratulations! I’m sure seeing your family was a fantastic blessing. Breathing that fresh, clean, FREE air is so refreshing. Now you need to get adjusted to society and get your life back in order. You’ve heard all the stories and lies, so … Read moreHow To Get Readjusted After Returning From Prison Camp