Setting Goals

By R. Williams

A resident’s first goal on getting into prison is more than likely getting through it and getting out in one piece. Some people have differing ideas on the best way to do their time. There are some who continue the insanity of doing the same things over and over and expecting different results, while some residents feel sleeping and watching television is a good way to do their time. Both of those solutions are actually a waste of valuable time that could be spent on more productive things. It’s a lot different out in society now.

The technological advances are happening faster, and faster and the only way to keep pace is by enrolling in classes at the school. As an added bonus, the school here is free. The saving in books alone should be incentive enough.

Granted, even some of the programs at the school are dated, but they still get you a lot closer to grasping concepts with-in this new world that seems to go by faster every day. The world spins on while people are isolated within the confines of the razor wire. Another question is how many people who have done a block of time are going to be able to handle an 8 to 12-hour day working when they get released? There are not many employers who are going to wait for someone fresh out of prison to get up to speed? A little rec yard time can help with that.

Above all, set goals so that the time a person has in here isn’t needlessly wasted.

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