Dating woman incarcerated
One even started recently over disagreements about a German American political theorist."We were talking about Hannah Arendt, working out one day, and it was a very, very vicious, violent argument. We were just attacking each other on what it means to be a human being and stuff like that.The founder and executive director of BPI, Max Kenner, says it took Pérez four tries just to get into the rigorous program. But most importantly says Kenner, when he gets out, he's more likely to be "a middle class tax paying person, who is a neighbor, and a family member, and perhaps in time a father, and a full civic citizen who is living as fulfilling a life as possible." Although Pérez will soon have a wife as well as a college degree, he can't entirely escape the reality of being in prison.He still spends a lot of time in the prison weight room, but he says his inevitable arguments with other inmates have taken on a different tone.It's called "ceiling time" at Eastern Correctional facility in New York's Hudson Valley—those minutes between heading back to one's cell and falling asleep.
Pérez says that virtual meeting developed into letter writing and a real connection.
"If we are committed to successful re-entry, we should offer as many opportunities as possible for offenders to re-connect — or connect in the first place — to conventional institutions like education, family, and the like," Laub says.