What I Changes I Would Like To Make At Herlong Prison Camp and The Oakland Halfway House

I’ve been thinking about what would make prison camp more productive for the inmates. I thought carefully about all of my experiences when I was in prison at Herlong Prison Camp and when I stay at the Oakland Halfway House.  If these suggestions are possible, it would better prepare inmates for society and make their … Read moreWhat I Changes I Would Like To Make At Herlong Prison Camp and The Oakland Halfway House

My First Team Meeting–Federal Prison Camp Herlong Journal

Prison is supposed to be a place of rehabilitation. If that’s the case, then it should be a place of empowerment. It should focus on helping inmates make plans, set achievable and realistic goals, and find a job after prison. However, my first meeting with the camp adviser didn’t do any of that. Like all … Read moreMy First Team Meeting–Federal Prison Camp Herlong Journal

Community Based Program Agreement

It’s a great feeling to be released from prison, even if you are going into a halfway house program. The rules are different, but there is more freedom for inmates. In fact, there’s so much freedom, that there’s an agreement that each transitioning inmate must sign before being released. The agreement outlines restrictions and gives … Read moreCommunity Based Program Agreement

Herlong Prison Camp Transfer Plan Sheet

All inmates are waiting for the day that they can leave the prison or prison camp. Some of them, like myself, transferred to a halfway house, but the others transferred from prison to their own residences. This could be that they have completed their sentence or that they are on parole. I never had to … Read moreHerlong Prison Camp Transfer Plan Sheet

Oakland Halfway House Resident Handbook–Complete

Oakland Halfway House is a transitional living institution for former inmates located in Oakland, California. This post is a brief recount of my stay there and how to survive your stay. Oakland Halfway House is a co-ed residency in which the women are the minority and the men are the majority. The women stayed in … Read moreOakland Halfway House Resident Handbook–Complete