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Round One

"When you're on the precarious road of life, whether you're in the free world or in prison, you pick up real friends along the way and discard the rest." More

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The Week

"Besides, wasn’t life full of these exciting moments, something fresh and novel every day, now that we were adults?" More

Poker Face

"He would sit me at the table right next to him during his weekly poker games with the boys and teach me all about my poker face. I never… More

Under The Bridge

"Not too many things are difficult to deal with when you're high as a kite, soaring above the crowds of people on the streets of DC." More

Murderers’ Ball

"The Murderers' Ball is what we call the annual fall Lifer's Club banquet. It's mostly said in jest and among ourselves, Lifers that is. It's dark humor shared by… More

Limp Gray Fur

"I am neurotically productive, reading, studying, writing, exercising – doing something at all times, anything except nothing." More

Albert & Me

"I want to be a person to them, as much as I want them to be a person to me. Because if I'm not, that's when the floor drops… More

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Sophia

"Her letters to me were scribble-scratched from the women's psychiatric ward. She was much younger than the other female prisoners, and they'd taunt and tease her until she had… More