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Behind Bars: How a prison lockdown made me grateful for the privileges I have

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My wait during this period of lockdown made me realize how grateful I am for the privileges I...

Behind Bars

Behind Bars: How a prison lockdown made me grateful for the privileges I have

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My wait during this period of lockdown made me realize how grateful I am for the privileges I currently have and what my “time” is like at the moment compared to what it’s been, inmate Brian Wood writes. 


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Behind Bars: An hourlong open conversation with a caseworker shows progress

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“It doesn’t really matter whose idea it was to conduct such an interview,” inmate Brian Wood writes. “The point is someone wants to know, and the caseworker ended up getting to know me a little.”


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Behind Bars: Even if I don't use the skills, I'm thankful for college programs

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“I’ve spent the majority of my incarceration as a student, and I’m thankful for that opportunity,” columnist Brian Wood writes. “These programs are a good start, but there needs to be more like them.”


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Behind Bars: Utah parole board needs a better way to gauge prisoners' progress

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Deciding who goes free and who dies in prison has got to be hard, but I feel like board members often have to do it with their eyes closed and one arm tied behind their backs, inmate Brian Wood writes. 

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