Small acts of kindness

Ashly Roy "Saint Badass"

Seeing even small acts of kindness by guys in the blocks and guards and things on the news has been flooding my heart with joy and tears will flow and I get a goofy smile on my face and just feel so grateful, so proud of the ones showing kindness. I hear myself silently thanking the ones showing kindness, thanking …

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 …

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 …