By Christopher Zoukis  Day Two of the Arctic Snow Bombardment — at least, that’s how it probably seems for the birds — has left icy snow covering the ground.  All last night, pigeons displaced due to the snow, huddled together wherever they could find a dry spot out of the wind.  Many congregated under outdoor…

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As many Prison Education News readers are aware, PrisonLawBlog.com is our sister website which focuses on prisoners’ rights and prison law.  It is another property of Middle Street Publishing.  Recently the Prison Law Blog launched a new project called the FCI Petersburg Pigeon Project.  This project consists of taking care of the wild pigeon population…

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It’s with great pride that the Prison Law Blog today publicly acknowledges a thus far private project: the FCI Petersburg Pigeon Project.  For the past six years, the founders of the Prison Law Blog have worked hard to care for the feral pigeon population at FCI Petersburg, a medium-security federal prison in Petersburg, Virginia.  This…

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Today has been a very long day.  It started with someone in my prison’s housing unit — the F-North housing unit at FCI Petersburg — yelling about pedophiles hogging the TRULINCS computers (the people to which this comment was made were most certainly not hogging anything), continued with scoffs at a transgender prisoner in the…

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During my seven years of incarceration, I have rarely seen much in the way of kindness and the human spirit.  There have been a few surprise moments.  These usually revolve around a surprise birthday meal, a Christmas gift from an unexpected source, or the unexpected dispensation of compassion to someone truly in need.  But, for…

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