Prison Christmas packages light up the holidays for inmates

For Gideon and the other inmates in his prison, Santa doesn’t look like a jolly fat man riding in a sleigh pulled by reindeer. To those behind bars, St. Nick resembles a delivery driver sitting behind the wheel of a box truck. Inmates’ version of Santa sports work clothes and a clipboard instead of a white beard and red suit. Continue reading

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When hope looks like a pancake

After more than 20 years in prison, Gideon has eaten his share of bad food. Prison food is routinely regarded as terrible. It tastes awful, and the portions are far too small. It’s even debatable whether prison grub is edible and provides enough nutrients to sustain inmates.  Continue reading