Freedom, but the Peter Principle…

06/30/2023 Colin McGregor 0

By Colin McGregor     I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills                                                                        – William Wordsworth I have been asked to write an article about my first year in an apartment, fully paroled, after 29 years in prison and a […] See more

Reading as a Way to Escape

06/06/2022 The Social Eyes 0

By Jean-Marc Beausoleil Reading exerts a particular type of charm on prisoners: it offers them a unique window on the world. We can even say that the prison experience has shaped Western thought, if you reflect on all the great thinkers and authors who spent […] See more

Getting Back into Society

04/04/2022 Colin McGregor 1

If this article doesn’t confuse you, all the better, because it sure confuses me, and I wrote it.  It’s hard to underestimate how, when leaving prison after 29 years, you are disconnected from the outside world. After a long absence, you cease to exist, in […] See more

Are Prisons the Answer?

11/30/2021 Colin McGregor 0

By Colin McGregor $3,770,000. That’s what it cost, in today’s numbers, to keep me in jail for 29 years. I learned that while watching Télé-Québec’s TV show Nos années 20 hosted by the Québec journalist Patrick Lagacé the other day. He had a panel discussion […] See more