Every resident of every prison has an opportunity to be a good citizen today.
USE YOUR TIME WELL
Resist thinking of yourself as the victim of a situation someone else imposed on you. You have the choice to be the best person you can be today and work toward the person you want to be tomorrow. Decide what action you will take to do more than just get by psychologically and physically. Think about what good you can do, for yourself and others, with the talent and opportunities you do have.
Realize that everyone lives in a community. Sometimes we talk as though “the community” only existed outside prison. The fact is, you live in a community right now, and you can be a powerful voice for wellness, safety, and growth. Every resident of every prison has an opportunity to be a good citizen today.
Your actions and attitudes shape your in-prison community. When you establish strong, prosocial relationships, it benefits you and your neighbors. When you help solve problems, give respect, and encourage healthy living, you are part of the solution. Whether you signed up to be one or not, you are a role model for the people around you.