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Behind Bars

Behind Bars: With its low success rate, parole is a scary proposition

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The circumstances as to what will bring an offender back to prison fluctuate greatly, inmate Brian Wood writes, and sometimes even small violations can send a parolee back to prison.


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Behind Bars: Focusing on the expectations I have for myself, not on others’

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“I believe I’m ready for the hardest part of all this, and that will be accepting that people will have varied opinions of me,” inmate Brian Wood writes. 


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Behind Bars column gives a voice, insight to a hidden population

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Any way we can make life more humane and compassionate for those caught up in the criminal justice system will, in the end, benefit society, Nolan Taylor writes. 


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Behind Bars: Welcome to Shady Acres — zero days since last incident

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“I don’t think I’ll last very long in my new section,” inmate Brian Wood writes. “I’ll probably try to go elsewhere, but who knows — I may be getting voted off the island before then.”


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Behind Bars: Officers don't mess around when it comes to intervention, safety

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If a prisoner refuses to comply with orders, then officers will eventually intervene and use force, but not before they gather overwhelming numbers, inmate Brian Wood writes. 

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