I was finally told the outcome of my CATC exam. Drumroll please... I passed! My actual score was 84 out of 100. All of the studying paid off. Now I am a Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor (CATC). I will be going to work for a prison Substance Abuse Treatment Program full time.
Resumed my "Defy Ventures" studies. Awesome. I'm impressed with the program all over again. Remember, the only reason I put my Defy studies on hold was to focus on studying for my CATC exam. Glad to be back with Defy Ventures again.
Family emergency. My 48-year-old aunt is supposed to be my 83-year-old grandma's financial caretaker, but my aunt is abusing the position for her selfish financial gain. My poor mom is in the middle. She's stressed out and her health is suffering. As my mom's only child and my grandma's favorite grandson, I wish I could do something.
Paul Pommells has been an inmate of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for more than twenty years, and has learned much about himself, his fellow inmates, and where one can find the hope and power to change.
Paul and other inmates & friends bare their souls in words here.