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The Roman Catholic Church, Rapist Priests, And Homosexuals

by Joe Abramajtys

Yes, the Church protects child rapist priests because it has a commitment to care for all priests, and yes it protects these predators in the delusion that it is shielding the institution of the Church. But there is a third, more prosaic reason that has to do with rapist priests having the goods on their homophilic and homosexual superiors....

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Trumpwall and "Doing What it Takes"

by Joe Abramajtys

Since Trump’s demand that we build a wall on our Southern border to stop illegal entry has partially shut-down our government, it is worth considering if walls are effective. A 2016 article in Politico Magazine, “The World is Full of Walls That Don’t Work”, claims, as it’s title states, that many walls have been built throughout history that have proven to be temporary fixes to political, social, and economic conflicts. The title intrigued me since as a former prison warden I took a heightened interest in the effectiveness of barriers in their multiple forms: solid, fenced, and electronic. (I will use the term ‘wall’ to be inclusive)....

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My White Racism: A Journey

by Joe Abramajtys

The true story of a prison warden's life as a white racist....

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Eddie's Story Blog # 9, Muskegon Correctional Facility

by Eduardo Guerrero

When the Muskegon Correctional Facility opened in the mid-nineteen seventies, it was dedicated to the treatment and rehabilitation of prisoners. Lead by a Warden with a Master of Social Work, MCF provided real educational opportunities (even busing prisoners to a local community college for glasses) to prisoners; but even more than that, it provided a normalized environment that came as close as possible to the free world, bringing in volunteers from a score of agencies and organizations to work with prisoners. Eddie Guerrero is a testament to how correctional rehabilitation can work--an approach that no longer exists in our prisons. MCF was a turning point in Eddie’s life....

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Eddie's Story-Part 1

by Eduardo Guerrero

The story of Eduardo Guerrero, A-133491, a prisoner with the Michigan Department of Corrections...

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Eddie's Story Blog # 8 Part 2

by Eduardo Guerrero

Seeing other possibilities, Eddie tries to get out of drug dealing only to discover that once in, it's bloody hard to leave, literally....

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Blog # 8, Part 1: State Prison of Southern Michigan aka Jackson Prison

by Eduardo Guerrero

Eddie’s Story, Blog # 8, Part 1. Eddie is transferred to Jackson Prison and within an hour of his arrival is back into drugs. Eddie takes us through the intricacies of the prison narcotic business, while earning a college degree and dabbling in prison politics. One day the Warden makes Eddie a life changing offer. ...

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Eddie's Story Part - 7

by Eduardo Guerrero

Eddie arrives at Marquette Branch Prison, in Michigan's remote Upper peninsula, where he helps a fellow Hispanic and becomes a major drug dealer....

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Eddie's Story Part-6

by Eduardo Guerrero

After doing well at MIPC, Eddie returns to the Michigan Reformatory where he is again confronted with prison survival....

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Eddie's Story-Part 5

by Eddie Guerrero

Faced with life in a violent racist society, Eddie feels he is turning into an animal. Sent to MIPC, a high security prison for incorrigibles, Eddie tests new strategies for survival....

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