My Blog includes current writings of interest to my work as an ethics expert. But, the Blog also includes my diary when I was incarcerated at FCI Butner from August 16, 2011, until October 8, 2014.
During this time I had access to a closed inmate email system that I used to write my daily observations to my wife, Christine.
She saved all my emails with the intention of publishing them on butnerprisondiary.com, a blog that we established for this purpose. However, it soon became evident that I was writing about things that could have been very embarrassing to prison officials and, that had these things been told to the outside world, there was a real risk that the prison officials would exact retribution on me. For this reason, we decided to take the original blog down until I completed my supervised release in February 2017.
Accordingly, there is a post date and a diary date for each post if it was written while I was in prison. For simplicity’s sake, I start each diary post with the day it was written.
For a more detailed explanation, see
How The Prison Blog Started page .
Also, please check out my
FAQ About Prison Life page