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"Recognition of Positive Change” By Charlton Earle’ Jennings


Hello, today I am holding a interview with a fellow inmate. There are a lot of stereotypes about life behind the walls. Although prison is a tuff place, there are a few who take the time to better themselves while incarcerated, by exercising, reading writing letters. Staying connected with family and friends on the outside is very important. These are just a few ways to do the time.

However, there are other ways as well, such as going to school to obtain a college degree, or an acquired trade. There are a lot of artist and writers as well. Although we all have family and friends beyond these walls, for the most part we begin to forge bonds while inside. Some bonds become closer than the friends or family that we have. But just as it is in society not everyone speaks or interact with one another, as so it is in prison. But there is a mutual respect for people who carry themselves upright and stand for something. With juveniles’ lifers, long timers, short timers, and adult lifers, all of our goals are the same “Freedom.”

We want society to understand that people can and do change. We are fathers, husbands, sons, and uncles. We are much a part of our family as well. With that being said I will begin this interview, I hope the world is listening because we have voices to.

I like to introduce to you a man whose changed his life and serves each and every day to better himself.

Q: Hello, could you state your name.

A: Terrence Tucker

Q: Okay Terrence, it is a pleasure to be interviewing you right now. I am aware that you are currently attending school. What subjects are you taking?