Journal Entry: Matthew S Stephens-10/03/2023

Journal Entry

As I’m double digit hours away from my release. I can’t help but think about the hundreds of thousands of men and women who deserve the restoration, education, rehabilitation and mindset transformation I received during my sentence. My main focus in advocacy is to utilize my experiences as a way to push for the creation of rehabilitation and education facilities away from typical prison facilities. We’re losing allot of really good opportunities as prison culture is overpowering and distracting our offenders who truelly want change but simply lack independence. We must find a way to create rehabilitation and educational prisons away from prison general population so we can educate and rehabilitate each other without the interference of a prison culture.