Archive for the 'Inside Line' Category

~ from FCI Elkton – Prison reflections by Plowshares activist Patrick O’Neill

Here are some final thoughts from Patrick O’Neill as he prepares to leave Elkton federal prison in Ohio and head to a federal half-way house in Raleigh, North Carolina on August 24. April 19 & 20, 2021 Hello Friends, As my transfer date gets closer (Mary picks me up at Elkton August 24 around 9 […]

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~ from FCI Elkton – “Out of Egypt I Call My Son”, Prison reflections by Plowshares activist Patrick O’Neill

Out of Egypt I Call My Son Patrick O’Neill’s Prison Reflections (Transcribed and edited by J. Mark Davidson) July 30, 2021 My Time in Elkton is Drawing to a Close July 15: It is 9 am, and I’m waiting for Rec. As I get closer to leaving Elkton, I am also getting more anxious. In […]

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~ from Hampshire Halfway House, Halfway House to Nowhere by Martha Hennessy, July 18

Halfway House to Nowhere by Martha Hennessy July 18, 2021 My past month was filled with a great spiritual struggle. Thank God for the cell phone that has connected me to my little Lectio group, interviews, and the Catholic Worker Zoom round table discussions. Living with others here is also a special time. Sometimes there […]

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~ from MDC Brooklyn, Prison Reflections by Mark Colville – “The Discernment of Spirits”

The Discernment Of Spirits, In MDC Brooklyn by Mark Colville July 8, 2021      Friends, loved ones all –       It is impossible to adequately express my gratitude for the hundreds of beautiful letters I’ve received here during the past month… No, really, it’s impossible. You see, my efforts to answer most of […]

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~ from Hampshire Halfway House, The World of Fascist Franchises by Martha Hennessy, June 15

The World of Fascist Franchises by Martha Hennessy   June 15, 2021 I am now three weeks into my stay here at the Manchester, New Hampshire halfway house. My home confinement is blocked because I’m labeled a violent recidivist by the federal Bureau of Prisons.  This morning I was denied my only walk outdoors because I […]

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~ from home confinement in NYC, Reflections on Release, by Carmen Trotta

Reflections on Release by Carmen Trotta June 22, 2021 My Dear Friends & Family, As many of you have probably heard, I am OUT of prison and overjoyed for it! That said, I am not, however, OUT & ABOUT. Currently, I’m on a strict home confinement. I cannot leave the apartment I’m in without the […]

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~ from FCI Elkton, Prison Reflections – “Wars for Freedom and Other Lies”, by Patrick O’Neill

Wars for Freedom and Other Lies Patrick O’Neill’s Prison Reflections (transcribed and edited by J. Mark Davidson)                                         June 17, 2021 Fully Vaccinated I just received my second and final COVID-19 vaccination shot after being here for […]

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~ from Hampshire Halfway House, The Spirit of the Law of Love by Martha Hennessy, June 1

The Spirit of the Law of Love       by Martha Hennessy June 1st, 2021  I am now part of a community, a house where I have neither met nor been introduced to anyone other than the intake lady and my case manager. I am into my 6th day of sitting in a room for […]

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~ from FCI Danbury, Religious Freedom to Oppose Nuclear Weapons by Martha Hennessy, May 20

Religious Freedom to Oppose Nuclear Weapons May 20, 2021 by Martha Hennessy [last prison reflection before being released on May 26] Danbury FCI At trial in October, 2019, in front of Judge Lisa Wood, Patrick O’Neill prayed in his opening statement, “I am happy that the grace of God has brought us together.”  Seven co-defendants […]

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~ from FCI Danbury, Changing the Social Order by Martha Hennessy, May 9

Changing the Social Order    by Martha Hennessy May 9th, 2021 I write of my last days here at Danbury FCI Women’s Camp with contradictions in my heart. I will be so happy to be gone from here, but I also will miss the community, as fraught and involuntary as it is.  Since coming up […]

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