Shepherd: Grateful for candid perspective from prison

I read “Meditations on Life in Prison Under COVID-19” and want to extend my gratitude to Johnny Angel Martinez for his story. Currently I am editing a book written by a former inmate who was incarcerated for several years in his 70s. His book will be distributed free to prisoners across the country.

Mr. Martinez’s article delivered a clear-eyed and candid perspective on being trapped inside prison walls surrounded by a world crisis. He may have felt helpless, but his story can have impact. I will do my part to share it with the outside world and I hope at some point he is released into a safer, saner world.

Robin Shepherd

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