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 ‘There’s No One Left to Hurt But Me’

In an essay written for the San Francisco Beat Within prison-writing workshop, a California inmate looks back on the mistakes that landed him behind bars for most of his life, a process he says has taken him from “blame to shame.”

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Letters to Juvenile Hall

Youths at several detention facilities were asked at a recent writing workshop run by The Beat Within to write letters describing what brought them there–and their hopes for the future.