From the July 2019 magazine.

Bring to the table

A sober prisoner discovers that hanging out in the day room is the place to be

I have no control in my life. I am literally told when and what I can do, right down to when I am allowed to use the bathroom. Without acceptance, I don’t see how enduring this prison—and the hourly challenges that arise—could be possible.

Before I explain these difficulties, let me first touch on the tools I was given before incarceration.

-- Bradley W.

Plymouth, Wisconsin

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