In today’s podcast, I want to emphasize the value of incorporating book reports into your release plan. You might encounter some who scoff at this idea, questioning if it’s something meant for a younger audience. But let me be clear: the opinions of others, especially in prison, should be the least of your concerns. It’s crucial to forge your own path and define success on your own terms.

In our view, success involves reshaping your story. This transformation is only possible through documenting and demonstrating your growth throughout a government investigation. The earlier you start, the better.

When it comes to your book reports, I suggest including specific details:

  1. State the title and author of the book.
  2. Explain why you chose to read this particular book.
  3. Note the date you completed the book.
  4. Reflect on what you learned from the book.
  5. Discuss how the insights gained from the book will aid in your success after your release from prison.

In this time of prison reform, it’s more important than ever to document your journey. This is vital for understanding how prison administrators assess the quality of a release plan.

Those who have accessed our subject-matter expert page might have seen interviews with professionals who have built careers in law enforcement. Every expert we’ve spoken to has stressed the significance of a well-considered release plan. They’re looking for tangible proof of ongoing, positive efforts towards change. This shows a person’s dedication to preparing for a successful reintegration into society. They want to see that individuals are actively considering their risk factors or triggers that could lead to recidivism.

By sharing your learnings through book reports, you provide concrete evidence of your preparation to face the challenges that all individuals with a felony record will encounter.

Thank you,

Justin Paperny

P.S. Our new webinar will help you understand exactly what to do next in your case. Watch it here!