Kindness Learned from Roy

Ashly Bradley "gay advocate"

July 31, 2016 The other day I was listening to this lil guy that moved in and he was complaining that someone had stolen his radio before they moved him. It made me think back to Roy and the shoes. So I yelled down the tier to the radio repair man and sent him a kite (letter on a string) …

Acceptance

Ashly Doug

Accepting an upsetting situation means not being caught up in distractions that prevents you from accurately perceiving the reality of the situation and then taking constructive action. For example, if your significant other leaves you or hurts you in some other way, you do not get caught up in anger or resentment or jealousy. Caught up in these emotions means …

Doug and Roy Meet

Ashly Doug, Roy "Saint Badass"

2013 The fence was movie-perfect – at least 12 feet high and wrapped in two layers of curling razor wire and rigged with electrical current up along each of the heavy metal fence posts.  Linda and I had flown to Arkansas to meet Roy. Prison rules prevented us from seeing anyone else. As our rental car neared the box-like security …

Three ways I am kind

Ashly Other Prisoner Friends

Chris Davis 2016 First, I would like to say in prison, there is 2-ways to be kind. 1-Convict way. 2-Human way. Allow me to explain please. Convict way. Say someone ask you to pass a kite to your neighbor and then offers you payment for doing so. Now if you have something, soups or coffee. The convict thing to do …

The transmission of mindful kindness

Ashly Steven "Christian world traveler"

September 21, 2017 I want to discuss the guy Kenny whom I sent home with the How Love Wins book. While he was next door to me we discussed many things. I shared meditation practice, sitting, walking even laying as I have learned so far. I first shared my book called “Mindfulness” which helped me in the beginning with regard …

Prison Assassin who reads Saint Badass

Ashly John "thinker", Uncategorized

John – He is the one who is called a prison assassin – will do things to guards or prisoners for money. Assassin “Bull” – Man as soon as I picked it up I could not put it down. I heard Bruno saying he had a book and he helped write it so I wanted to check out his life …

Two Unkind Options: One is Being Killed

Ashly Bradley "gay advocate"

March 15, 2018 Some guys got caught smoking in the bathroom and the officer put a note in the councilors box and we got put on a 30-day shut down. That means our time don’t count till April 11th, on April 11th I’ll have 78 days. So I will not graduate until June 27th. During this 30 days we will …

1 in a 100

Ashly Ernesto "Christian teacher"

February 7, 2016 Parole Suitability Support Group, who I’ve been working with, and they excitedly expressed to my mom that they were impressed with my diligence! Basically that I am 1 in a 100 people that has actually worked towards rehabilitation, done the work and beyond to make a difference; a positive difference upon re-entry into our society and even …

Kindness can pick you up

Ashly Cody "youngster"

2017 A way we can be kind to ourselves is to get up in the morning, brush our teeth, take 20 minutes to sit, clean our cell. As you are cleaning your cell, let everything go. Be one with the rag, the towel, whatever you clean with. Take in the smell and as you are doing this you might be …

Kindness to a Lieutenant

Ashly Christopher "Twisted"

June 2017 Part 1: When the lieutenant Mrs Blunt who I’ve had many negative encounters with came to get me from the yard I volunteered to come off first had planned ahead and had my bath supplied laid out being mindful that she is busy and doesn’t have time to come back later to put me in the shower. I …

Getting Back at the System Through Kindness

Ashly Bradley "gay advocate"

May 17, 2017   It’s a common practice of mine to assist prisoners coming to the hole on behavior control even with individuals I don’t care for.When its cold I’ll send them socks, a shirt, toothpaste, toothbrush all due to the fact I know how it feels I know how they feel to be in a cell freezing no way …

Put a dog in a small cage and keep poking him with a stick

Ashly Roy "Saint Badass"

Update from Roy 11-30-17 One of our partners and another prisoner took two guards hostage and stabbed them. Then the two prisoners were severely beaten.  Lots of guards resigned because of violence. Because of the excessive violence recently, the warden was removed. I asked Roy why the hostage taking happened. He gave two reasons: Holidays are volatile. The hostage taking …

Cody’s Lies

Ashly Cody "youngster", Doug

Cody has been lying to me from the beginning of 2017 until September of 2017. His lies were used to obtain money for drugs: He is not in a wheelchair; the money to buy a wheelchair was used to buy drugs. His sister did not die, she just does not talk to him. Money to attend her funeral was used …

John – Prison is a blessing

Ashly John "thinker"

February 22, 2017 I bet when you read this you thought the writer must have lost his senses. Besides other expletive words that crossed your mind or voiced orally to yourself or those around you. On the contrary though, do I say this. First, I must state that, I don’t mean this for everyone in the world. Two, I do …