Prison op/ed project

The media helps the military cover up the horror of drone strikes

The media helps the military cover up the horror of drone strikes

The headline reads “American Drones Winning Air War from Afar.” In this article, Jim Michaels of USA Today (4/18/17) writes that in the Mediterranean country of Libya, a “handful of drones” remotely controlled by soldiers seven thousand miles away in Nevada is able to play a “decisive role in defeating the Islamic State.” He notes […]

The overlooked solution to recidivism in RI prison systems

The overlooked solution to recidivism in RI prison systems

I’ve spent much of my life in prison. Most of my friends and family have also served time, and the stories are always the same: We are quickly overwhelmed and have little or no help, either pre-release or post-release.

The poor and middle class suffer the effects of our broken criminal justice system

The poor and middle class suffer the effects of our broken criminal justice system

Public Defenders are always knee-deep in a battle, tackling unmanageable caseloads, and trying to give each case the appropriate amount of attention, a task that is close to impossible.

Time to change what we consider 'newsworthy'

Time to change what we consider ‘newsworthy’

“In 1978 I was 10 and living in Woonsocket during the great blizzard. The February storm dumped 58 inches of snow at my house, crippling the area. Days later, stories evolved, including my own positive experiences.”

They say knowledge is power, but is it?

They say knowledge is power, but is it?

“We have been sold a deceptive story about education.”

Religion, violence and America

Religion, violence and America

Religious violence is endangering our society. Furthermore, violence is an oxymoron to most religions. Religious people are expected to have good morals, faith, and an understanding that they, as individuals, are a small part of the Lord’s big plan. Religions teach you that the Lord gives you free will, and that’s exactly what terrorists are […]

Was Myron Magnet a genius or just a Republican?

Was Myron Magnet a genius or just a Republican?

Was Myron Magnet a wise man and just a man, an accurate scholar who sees the true meaning behind all things? Or was he simply a golden child who puts himself atop so high a pedestal that it nearly collapses from the weight of all the nonsense he is filled with? For those of you […]