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Homelessness After Incarceration

By Boston Woodard On Nov. 5, 2018, I was released from prison after serving 38 continuous years behind bars. Upon my return to freedom, a parole agent drove me to an area of San Jose that was [...] Continue Reading

Homelessness After Incarceration

By Boston Woodard On Nov. 5, 2018, I was released from prison after serving 38 continuous years behind bars. Upon my return to freedom, a parole agent drove me to an area of San Jose that was [...] Continue Reading

Finally Free Fresno!

By Boston Woodard My being released from prison story is complicated; I don’t even know where to begin. I was supposed to have been released March 20, 2017. On that date, I was picked up by two [...] Continue Reading

Finally Free Fresno!

By Boston Woodard My being released from prison story is complicated; I don’t even know where to begin. I was supposed to have been released March 20, 2017. On that date, I was picked up by two [...] Continue Reading

Compassion: Even for Dying Prisoners

By Boston Woodard A Massachusetts law passed in April allows the early release of dying prisoners. Alexander Phillips, housed in a medium-security prison in Norfolk, had his appeal for a compassionate [...] Continue Reading

Book Review: In the Key of Love

By Boston Woodard By far, the most widely practiced method of passing time in any prison is reading. Reading in prison is a failsafe way of escaping without negative consequences. Prisoners are [...] Continue Reading

The Stink of Injustice

By Boston Woodard “I’m sittin’ here lonely like a broken man, serve my time doing the best I can, walls and bars they surround me, but I don’t want no sympathy.” —Grand Funk Railroad I remember [...] Continue Reading