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Understanding the Complex Factors Behind Crime

Crime is a multifaceted issue that cannot be attributed to a single cause. It is a result of various factors, including individual circumstances, mental health, dysfunctional family dynamics, and societal failures. While it is essential to hold individuals accountable...

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Breaking the Silence: Coping with a Loved One in Prison

Life is often filled with unexpected challenges, and one of the most heart-wrenching experiences a person can endure is having a loved one incarcerated. The emotional toll of having someone close behind bars can be overwhelming, leaving families and friends struggling...

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Jerry’s Car Barn

He was hooked at the age of 12 when he saw his first model “A” 5 windows; hi – boy Coupe! The interest has stuck with him ever since in all kinds of vehicles, but Hot Rods are what Jerry Logan really loves. Over the past 35+ years, he has collected vehicles and...

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Letter from the Editor

Hello and welcome to another edition of Inside Designed Conviction the Magazine. Thank you to all those who participated in the art contest this year and in previous years. Our vision has always been to get exposure and recognition to individuals creating positive...

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Designed Conviction’s “Top Contributor” Award

This year we have a new award to introduce. Designed Conviction’s very first, “Top Contributor” award goes to Jim Fussell and his “Domino Deeds.” This award is presented on account of his thoughtful acts of kindness which have made an impact on thousands over the...

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2022 Annual Art Exhibit

Finally, after all these years, our vision of exhibiting art is coming to fruition on December 3rd, 2022, starting @ 11 A.M. in the Portland Art Museum, located in Portland, Oregon. Of course, our long-time sponsors, Jerry Logan and Susie Logan, are all actively...

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A Journey of Necessity

“How I Accomplished the Impossible” By Richard T. Watkins (R.T. Watkins) Nearly a year and a half ago, I authored an article answering the question, “Should mass incarceration across the nation be considered a civil rights catastrophe?” At the time, I was serving a...

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We need your help

To Whom This May Concern, First and foremost, we would like to thank you for taking the time to read this open letter Just that within itself is appreciated immensely, because there are many other who perhaps may Feel it wouldn’t be worth their time and effort to do...

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Incarcerated Female seeking advice – Lyric Farmer (Oregon)

My name is Lyric Farmer; I am a 24-year-old Asian and African American female who is currently incarcerated in Coffee Creek Correctional Facility located in Wilsonville Oregon. My story begins with trial and error as well as turmoil but within the seams of it all is...

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