Prison life: sugar mamas, Facebook, and cigarettes

When his friend’s sugar mama didn’t send $25 as expected, Gideon knew it would lead to trouble. Gideon and his friend had been using the sugar mama’s money to buy tobacco, and they already had the latest batch in hand. They knew they would have to pay for it. Continue reading

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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