Well, I've gotten better with Twitter, Facebook and the forum, but I clearly need to do a better job on my own blog! What's going on? WriteAPrisoner.com is upgrading servers again. This should help with any intermittent issues with form submissions or up time that you've been experiencing. We're also upgrading all software on our server, so we can improve the look and functionality of the entire site.
I recently had a conference call with Emmy Award-winning film maker Jonathan Stack and some of his colleagues. While we're still in talks about how we could work together, I was able to secure a free DVD out of the conversation. His documentary titled "The Farm: 10 Down" is a revisit inside the lives of inmates in Angola prison located in Louisiana. A previous documentary, "The Farm: Angola, USA" was made ten years earlier with the same inmates.
Thank you to everyone who wrote in about resume section bugs, suggestions and so on. We're working on finishing that section up now, and we'll be sure to mark these types of section as beta in the future when we're redoing or starting them.
The resume section for inmates is completely free, and we have already had some moderate success with it. Hopefully the improvements will get more people using it. We're getting a lot more soon to be released inmates than we are employers at the moment, but we're working on that.
We are proud to announce a new social networking tool, which allows soon-to-be-released inmates to seek employment through WriteAPrisoner.com. It's called Back to Work, and it is a resume service for inmates. There is no charge to list inmates or respond to them. It is 100% paid for by WriteAPrisoner.com. If you know an inmate in the United States being released within the year who needs work, please stop by: https://writeaprisoner.com/inmate-employment-profiles and post a free resume for them.
I just received an email about a story that came out yesterday in the UK. I don't even remember giving this interview, though I'm sure they didn't make it up: http://www.loughboroughecho.net/views-and-blogs/matt-jarram-column/2008/06/13/prison-love-73871-21069562/