Beautiful Souls in Bleak Cages

mickey 003 Mickey Cover 9Mickey, a gentle, poetic soul, spent 40 of his 58 years in prison. Like 80% of men in max security prison, he struggled with mental illness and addiction. Mickey’s story along with research by Bruce Alexander,  illuminates areas for social reform and prison reform as well as the effects of prison on people with mental illness and addiction

About Kim Whiting

Kim Whiting, MA, MBA, was formerly a psychotherapist specializing in youth and survivors of abuse. She has published an award-winning print and online magazine for and by teenage girls and coauthored the memoir Life Sentence, Life Purpose (4.5 star rating on Amazon) with a life sentence inmate. She now works with former criminals/gang leaders to create media that inspires ideas for social reform and prison reform and supports at-risk and incarcerated populations in making the transition to a legit life; healing, self-forgiveness, forgiveness, self-value and the belief that they are capable and worthy of having a happy, fulfilling, positively contributing life.

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