Paul M. Wach
Born/raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. Served in the U.S. Marine Corp, honorably discharged, worked as a journeyman union ironworker. I’m presently incarcerated and am employed at the prison’s Utah Correctional Industries as a lead man. While I dedicate much of my efforts to further my education and work towards self-employment, this pays a significant role in my personal growth, as well as broadens my understanding. It is not only about me, I enjoy helping others and sharing what I’ve learned and I encourage others to be positive and always do their best. I also strive to do at least one good deed a day.
2022 PEN America Prison Writing Contest – Honorable Mention in Nonfiction Essay for “I Work as a Lead Man“