FROM THE INSIDE is our column written by Ryan M. Moser.
Every month we follow Ryan’s journey on his search for moments of hope, peace and meaning behind bars.
FROM THE INSIDE has been organized in collaboration with the non-profit EXCHANGE FOR CHANGE. Exchange for Change teaches writing in prisons and our new column will feature writing from incarcerated students.
Ryan M. Moser is a Philadelphia native serving a 10-year sentence in the Florida Department of Corrections for a nonviolent property crime. A recovering addict, he has been published in The Evening Street Press, The Storyteller, and The Mindfulness Bell. Ryan is a proud father of two boys and enjoys playing music, practicing yoga, and watching his beloved Philadelphia Flyers on TV.
Ryan M. Moser on rememberings from the inside, of times easier and harder
Ryan M. Moser on the vital role of inmate.com as a carrier of information among prisoners
Ryan M. Moser on finding both a purpose in life and a creative community behind bars
Ryan M. Moser on the limbo that is prison and imagining change in the outside world
Ryan M. Moser on photos as time-machines to the past and as connection with the outside world
Ryan M. Moser on finding true friendship behind bars
Ryan M. Moser on the meaning of liberty and the impact of its loss behind bars
Ryan M. Moser on an inside-look at living through and surviving Covid in prison
Ryan M. Moser on the isolation of a life behind bars and the meaning of human connection
Ryan M. Moser on finding solace and meaning through meditation and Buddhism in prison
Ryan M. Moser on the true loss of losing a loved one while behind bars
Ryan M. Moser on personal possessions on the inside and missing and accepting all that has been lost
Ryan M. Moser on the countdown along the lifetime of addiction towards prison
Ryan M. Moser on remembering the past, contemplating the future and the changing nature of time in prison
Ryan M. Moser on the scars of solitary confinement and why it needs to eliminated from the US prison system