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Before you came into my life

Before you came into my life

Before you came into my life, I was lost in a dark world. No one knew the pain and suffering I carried for thirty years except you. Nonetheless, you decided to open your heart and hold me tight into your many arms. You decided not to judge me or criticize me for the...

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My Prison

My Prison

“In the environments that we come from – gangs and broken homes, dysfunctional families – there’s no compassion, not much love, it’s not encouraged – especially in our gang culture. We have to be tough, we have to be angry, we have to be aggressive, we have to be...

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Elephants & Doves

Elephants & Doves

Dedicated artwork by Oscar (FTC program participant since 2014)   Elephants & Doves Deliberately I turned my face aside But he, elephant-like, remained in the room Even my secret spaces occupied And with nary a sign of departing soon Doing as beasts are...

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My Purpose in Life

My Purpose in Life

In my very first experience with The Freedom to Choose Project (FTC), I truly understood what ‘Change from the Inside’ meant. I thought I was going inside a prison to bring hope and inspiration to others. I discovered that I was also truly serving myself...

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Who Am I?

Who Am I?

“I love the work that FTC does, for myself personally, and for the greater inmate population, and also for those amazing people who devote their time to coming into prisons and bringing their love. My life has been changed forever from the experiences I have had,...

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Helping Each Other to Heal

Helping Each Other to Heal

I want to express my gratitude and appreciation for the incredible and heart opening workshop you devised for the VSP weekend. I applaud you for your courage and willingness to discuss the subjects of racism and diversity which are real areas of challenge...

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