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Prison B.R.E.A.K. is an acronym for Building Relationships Empowerment and Knowledge. Throughout the years, a lot has changed about me. I have become wiser, more humble and my perception on life has changed. One thing that has always remained the same is the love in my heart and the pure joy I get from giving…

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Prison B.R.E.A.K. is an acronym for Building Relationships Empowerment and Knowledge When someone goes to prison, they are stripped of a lot of things: their family, home, livelihood, reputation and their faith. As I spoke about before, when an inmate first arrives to prison, they will experience the five stages of grief. Two of those…

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Authorities at the Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, are reporting the death of two guards after an escape attempt. The inmates were working in an area called the Specialty Sewing Plant and started a fire. At some point, correctional officer Justin Smith, 35, and Correction Enterprises manager Veronica Darden, 50,  died in…

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Prison B.R.E.A.K. is an acronym for Building Relationships Empowerment and Knowledge. Step 2: Teacher and Student Prison is not easy, for anyone. The thing about prison and the entire penal system is it snatches our opportunities to control even the most basic of things. From the point of conviction, both convict and those they love,…

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In what seemed to be a scene from the movie Shawshank Redemption, two convicted killers used power tools and tunnels to escape prison this past Saturday night. Prison officials at Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, NY announced the escape of Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34. The men were noticed missing after a bed check by corrections officers of their adjoining cells.

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Veteran actor Rockmond Dunbar (“Sons of Anarchy,” “Soul Food,” “The Mentalist”) has just signed on to play the male lead in a new series for NBC. The series, a drama called “Love Is a Four Letter Word,” centers around three diverse couples and their dealings with issues such as race, sexuality and gender. Dunbar will play the role of Nick,…

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Multitalented actor James T. Alfred is a rarity in the acting world in that he can effortlessly transition from theater to film to television and back. Having appeared in such hit shows as “Prison Break,” “Boss,” and most recently Fox’s breakout drama, “Empire,” Alfred has etched out quite the résumé for himself. Initially cutting his teeth in the…

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