Our Blog

MESSAGES, Part One: Classroom Genius

by Marcus Altheimer   Although the authoritative voice over the building's intercom had announced the commencement of the movement period, the diverse group of students remained actively engaged in their seats. The Professor, a tiny stature, strong-willed and...

Happy Father’s Day!

by Robert Wood, Senior Social Media Advisor - The Prison Scholar Fund It is amazing the important role a father plays in formulating a child's worldview. As a child my dad, Robert L. Wood Sr., was everything I wanted to be. I looked up to him and admired his every...

Aaron Nieto’s Blog

  Before landing in this dungeon of gloom I had no clear vision as to what I wanted to do. I was always grabbing at the air but nothing solid. I was in college studying psychology but knew that was not what I really wanted. What I wanted was to matter, but I just...

The Phantom Mind

"Want it! Want it! Want it!” screams addiction. He starts his life disguised as only fun; Enabling his lie has now begun. No doubt, to satisfy him just a fiction. In repetition fun becomes a habit; We give out power to a hungry ghost And blindly haunt the ones who...

Restoring Education and Learning (REAL) Act

For Immediate Release April 9, 2019 Contacts: Mike Inacay (Schatz), (202) 224-3123 Conn Carroll (Lee), (202) 224-9377 Emily Hampsten (Durbin), (202) 228-5643   SCHATZ, LEE, DURBIN INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO RESTORE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR THOSE...

Remembering The Forgotten

By PSF Scholar Francisco Pinto "Let me save one more, Lord... Just one more." by Desmond Doss (Hacksaw Ridge) Student leaders face evils every day in the world of academics. Tuition costs, depression and drug abuse are just a few of the difficult pitfalls that an...

MLK and Incarceration

By Mariama Sidibe In American history we speak of Martin Luther King as the man who paved the way for a colorblind society. In history books we don’t discuss the radical views held by MLK, nor do we extensively talk about the ways in which he was labeled a criminal...

My Educational journey and Concise story

By Major A. Clark My name is Major A. Clark, I’m a 32 year old African American currently incarcerated for making an irrational decision, under the influence of alcohol. Under the influence I broke the laws of the land in Ellaville Georgia by committing a felony...

Why We Need to Destigmatize Incarceration

By Mariama Sidibe “The United States has 5% of the world’s population, but 25% of the world’s prisoners.” This statistic gets thrown around in documentaries, classrooms, and by activists. There is no denying that the American justice system is broken, and has been for...

Education and Incarceration: Struggles and Joy

By Robert Wood, Senior Social Media Advisor - The Prison Scholar Fund March 7, 2002: I'm taken into federal custody, charged, and eventually plead guilty. As I leave the federal jail headed into the federal prison system in 2004 I begin to ponder not only how I'll do...

Authors

Recent Comments