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Behind Bars, Raging Against the System Can Be Therapeutic

Correctional institutions now offer a wide range of rehabilitative programs like Yoga classes to help inmates endure their time. But finding ways to channel quiet anger as prizewinning prison writer Arthur Longworth has done, may be the best survival mechanism, writes a Washington State inmate.

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When the Wrong Prisoners Go Free, Who’s to Blame?

Three inmates whose life sentences were commuted in Washington state separately went on to commit crimes after their release. The incidents should have prodded officials to tackle the structural justice reforms that would prevent them from recurring, writes an inmate in one of the state’s correctional institutions.