The following is an excerpt from my letter to a family member.
Rufus West was one of the first prisoners we wrote to and visited. He was battling the total deprivations in what the prison called "behavior management" , where, for a rule violation, they would throw him in a cell naked without possessions for days. Here we have his essays in reverse order, the newest first. he has become an effective voice for the underserved and underheard.