The photographs from my book are of inmates shown in as many aspects of their daily life as I could manage. Those images are juxtaposed against their stories, written in their own hand. I spent a lot of time listening to the stories these men told me about their life, both in prison and before they landed there. The stories were often moving and powerful. I made a promise that their words would never be altered, edited, or taken out of context. That is the reason you will see photographs of their handwriting in the book, just the way they presented it to me.