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Jerry Metcalf is incarcerated in Michigan. In addition to his published work, he volunteers as an aid to the mentally ill and trains service dogs for Paws with a Cause. He loves to read, write, and daydream.
Life Inside March 25, 2020
“I'd give anything to trade places with you right now.”
Life Inside May 9, 2019
“I’ve seen disasters averted because an inmate said these simple words: 'What would your mother think?'”
Life Inside March 21, 2019
Exercising my right to a jury trial cost me years of my life.
Life Inside September 20, 2018
“Amazing, isn’t it, that a movement can ripple so widely?”
Life Inside July 12, 2018
“We aren’t deadbeats — our days are, in fact, incredibly full.”
Commentary April 2, 2018
“I take full responsibility for my actions. I killed a man. Still, I can’t help but wonder what would have happened if we’d met just a few years later...if I didn’t have a gun.”
Life Inside March 1, 2018
“Nothing about life inside prison is normal.”
Life Inside June 22, 2017
Or, how I learned to use a computer in prison.
Life Inside April 13, 2017
An inmate, his typewriter and dreams of the Internet.
Life Inside September 1, 2016
“Until now, touching another living thing took place in the context of fights, pat-downs, and strip searches.”