Tag Archives: GED

Miracle Worker

I came home a little bit proud last night.  At home I dubbed myself, jokingly, The Miracle Worker because, when all else fails, they call me.  “C.,” they say, “Mr. Oro here has been trying to pass the GED the … Continue reading

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Caught in Their Own Lies

The Lt. laughed about their elaborate lies. “In the adult system,” he told me, “they just admit, ‘Yeah, I beat him up, so what.’ But the youth create whole new universes to cover up their behavior.” During the week of … Continue reading

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Numbers

In prison, like a lot of the world, we rely on numbers. Every day, every eight hours, we count our population in order to prevent and detect escape. The lively presence of two hundred and twenty some odd offenders scattered … Continue reading

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A Five Year Plan

“I want to write!” I picked my jaw off the floor and adjusted it back in place to ask, “Have you ever said that before?” “Naw, Miss, I hate school,” I noted the present tense in his explanation. “I mean, … Continue reading

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