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I Know ID Verification Is Anti-Trans, But at Least Let Me File My Taxes

In the middle of the 13 years I spent incarcerated, there was a brief period in 2018 that I was…

July 23, 2024

What Options Does the Sex Offender Registry Leave Us, If Not Sex Work?

They say that time is money, but if that’s true then mine doesn’t seem to be worth that much. I…

July 16, 2024

Sex Offender Treatment Class: Four Years, $10,000 and No End in Sight

Recently, my wife and I were having a quiet dinner at home when armed officers arrived without warning. They ordered…

May 6, 2024

The Lifers Trapped in Georgia’s Parole Crisis Are Watching Senate Bill 586

About a decade ago, people serving life with parole in Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) prisons began to realize we…

April 25, 2024

Georgia Senate to Study Prisons, Just in Case the Problem Isn’t Cell Phones

The Georgia Senate has contemplated the bloodbath unfolding inside its state prisons and concluded that “a study would be beneficial.”…

March 20, 2024

The Imaginary Points We Earn in Prison, to Get Imaginary Parole

Unless they’re serving life, most parole hopefuls in Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) custody become statutorily eligible for release after…

February 28, 2024

As Parole Hopes Fade, Older Prisoners Struggle to Guide the Young

For a long time, corrections departments around the country maintained order—relatively speaking—through the informal system of old prisoners showing new…

February 2, 2024

Call It “Overcrowding,” Not “Understaffing,” and Fix It With Parole

In 1996, the Prison Litigation Reform Act was enacted in response to the rising number of lawsuits prisoners were filing…

January 17, 2024

“Split Sentences” and the Right to Housing

The room I rent in a Georgia boarding house for people on the sex offender registry costs $800 per month.…

December 7, 2023

Not Everyone Chooses the “Sober Dating” Life. Some of Us Are on Parole.

Many people who are in recovery have noted that the culture of modern dating isn’t the most suited to them.…

November 3, 2023