I want to thank all of you for your support of Designed Conviction. Our vast prison population in the USA greatly needs organizations like this one to aid us in correcting our mindsets, and the promotion of self-expression through our art is one of the best ways to do it.
I myself am one of the many lifers in Virginia, I am a self-taught artist who specializes in pen drawn portraits. I find the stipple style is not only therapeutic but gives the photographic quality I look for in a portrait. My art is how I connect with people outside these walls. Being a prisoner is difficult for me in that I struggle to find ways to right my wrongs and contribute to society. That is why I am so inspired about Designed Conviction. They give us the opportunity to express ourselves through art and the chance to make someone outside these walls smile.
This site costs money to run and publish the newsletters. So please support them. Go online and vote for your favorite piece, (as long as its mine) and help continue this positive cycle of communication through art. To contact me add me to your contact list on JPay. Thanks again for your support.
Adam Baumann #1184951
SUSSEX II S.P.
24427 Mussellwhite Drive
Waverly, VA 23891
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Jay Dossey BC7338 California Correctional Institution PO BOX 1902. Tehachapi, CA 93581
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My mood and feelings at the time I working comes out in every piece I do. There are people from so many different walks of life in the world. Art is truly one of the ways that people can come together and connect with.
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“Thank You” (DC) for our own REHABILITATION you provide encouragement, Hope, Support and confidence, and share your knowledge, wisdom, for our nourishment and enlightenment.
I came to realize that no matter what I was feeling inside I can bring joy or comfort to another and that made me feel better. I found my purpose, which was being of service.
So as you stand before the mast,
With Pride and Dignity,
One should always ask One’s Self,
Lord, I come to you as you are my good shepherd and I’m your sheep they say when you lose you weep, but I’m yours to keep. You gave me strength when I’m weak and gave me courage with the heart to speak.
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The incarcerated are not the only ones in prison. Our families, our friends, and victims are also doing a prison sentences. We learn to forgive and ask for forgiveness.
A hundred years ago, medical science believed the human brain was fully developed at eight years old. Everything changed with the invention of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). MRIs allow doctors to study the human brain in living beings. Up to now, data has been collected during autopsies.
I don’t know where they put them. I know anger is not the most intelligent of emotions, yet, I’m still glad to have it. Perhaps it keeps me alive? It seems a futile waste of precious time to spend it arguing with them
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