5 Good Habits of Prisoners

NUMBER 2–SOME KNOW AS STREET SMARTS—IS INDEED AS IMPORTANT AS ALL THE REST! PEOPLE DON’T CHANGE MUCH WITHOUT HELP, DO THEY?

Soul On Rice

Every newly released prisoner, set to begin a new life, is operating under a misconception: He believes he must relinquish all aspects of prison life in order to become a productive member of society. Most people would not only agree but encourage a complete rebuilding of the ex-con. They may see it as an inevitable part of the process of refinement, a renovation of sorts, like the gentrification of a human being. I’ll admit, when I was released, I thought the same way. Today, I no longer ascribe to that idea. Over the years I’ve realized there are some habits I had as a prisoner that I still possess today. These habits served me well in both worlds. I may have picked them up in prison but they’ve yielded beneficial results on both sides of the gate. Here they are:

1. Reading. This one seems ridiculously obvious but you’d be…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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