The Inside Out Group hosted a fundraiser on Aug. 8th. Inmates got to order outside food, such as: chicken, pie, ice cream, and soda.
Seminar – An “Overcoming Life’s Addictions” seminar was held on Aug. 19th. This seminar was based on the book, “At The Altar of Sexual Idolatry” by Steve Gallagher. Inmates had to read the book in order to attend. Fifty books were available for this, on a first come first served basis.
Back To School Event – This event fostered positive relationships between children and their incarcerated fathers. Fathers were able to give their kids back to school supplies, and spend the day playing fun educational games with their kids. This special event was held on Aug. 22nd.
Violence Prevention Field Day – I attended this event last year and it was awesome! Last year was such a great success that SCCC did it again this year in September.
Diversity – The Cultural Diversity Committee is made up of a diverse group of inmates. They aim to bring awareness and educate individuals in fun and exciting ways, and to teach the intricacies of different ethnical cultures and backgrounds. The goal is to create a more united community by throwing out false stereotypes. On Aug 6th, the Diversity Committee hosted a European Heritage Event.
Redemption – A new 21 week Redemption Self-Awareness class began in August. This class is available to all inmates who want to live a positive lifestyle. I highly recommend this class. I just recently graduated and I found this class very beneficial.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) classes are on Sundays and Tuesdays.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) classes are on Mondays and Thursdays. I will be taking these classes to help me gain back some good time.
Anger & Stress Management – This is a six week discussion group on Mondays and Fridays. Areas of discussion include: identifying anger, dealing with stress, communication skills, conflict resolution, family & celly issues. After I complete my NA classes, I will enroll in Anger Management classes.
Family Fun Night – This event took place in the visiting room on Sept. 18th. The activity was BINGO! There were prizes to be won and cupcakes to be eaten. The love of my life, Suzie Marie, made a special trip up for this event. We had a wonderful time together!
Sustainability In Prison Project – On Sept. 17th there was a lecture conducted by scientists and community members who are active in conservation & sustainability. The lecture topic was: Earthships – Reusing society’s byproducts into houses and that take care of you and the planet.
Flagging Program – This program allows inmates to earn a certificate that will qualify them to become a roadside flagger in construction zones. It’s a one day class and costs $45. Inmates must be one year or less to their release date, and they must also be six months infraction free.
College Readiness Program – This allows inmates and counselors to build a college readiness referral. The Greys Harbor Community College helps with this program by providing the following: skills to help transition from prison to college, free applications for FAFSA student loans, career info, admissions assistance, transcript requests, credit transfers, money management, study and test taking skills, etc. To participate in this program, inmates must be 18 months or less till their release date and they must have their high school diploma or GED.
Life is what you make of it.
Even in prison there is an abundance of opportunities!
Real Love Letters – Suzie & I have decided to share our journey from the very beginning. We will be posting our personal letters to show the world how we met and fell in love. A lot of people wonder how a good wholesome Mormon girl could fall in love and marry a man in prison serving a 43 year sentence. This blog will answer many questions as Suzie and I share our transparent back & forth dialogue.
Stone City Blog – A collection of blogs written by men in prison. If you have a loved one in prison, give them the gift of blogging. Our services are free. (For more information, please read: Submitting Blogs)
Suzie M. Jennings – What’s it like to be the wife of an inmate? Follow Suzie’s blog about love, life, & success. Everyone is on a journey…all are the same, yet all are different.
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