My name is Nicole Kish but I go by Nyki. I am blogging from prison, where I am sentenced to life for a murder I did not commit. I did not know the prison system before I was arrested. I led a very different life full of art and travel, with a passion for environmental advocation and effecting positive change.
Now, for five years I have witnessed and felt the realities of imprisonment. I have learned, and am still learning what happens to people, communities, and society, when we sentence each other to spend time, be it weeks, years, or a life time in a cage. Perhaps one of the biggest lessons I have learned is that there is a huge disconnect between what is thought about imprisonment, and what it is. and I feel morally obligated to try and mend it.