Behind Bars

Behind Bars: Is there a woman out there who will give an ex-con a chance?

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I’m told there are plenty of women who are specifically attracted to ex-cons. However, I...

Behind Bars

Behind Bars: Is there a woman out there who will give an ex-con a chance?

Brian Wood Behind Bars new sig

I’m told there are plenty of women who are specifically attracted to ex-cons. However, I think that would probably be a big red flag for me.


Behind Bars

Behind Bars: Utah prisons’ U-Prep program helps prepare inmates for the future

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It’s really quite inspirational to see all the competent and dedicated inmates donating their time and expertise to help their fellow prisoners by creating and facilitating these courses, inmate Brian Wood writes. 


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Behind Bars: Deciding how to make the most of my remaining time in prison

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When prisoners get closer to their release dates, they become eligible for a few additional jobs working outside the walls of the prison. But what jobs are the best?


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Behind Bars: Will work for food — or not

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There's little to no trust extended to prisoners, so when inmate Brian Wood is treated differently, it's a bit of a shock to the system, he says.


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Behind Bars: What's the goal of prison, correction or punishment?

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The big prison debate: Rehabilitation through education and programs or through punishment? 

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