What does freedom mean to you?

Faced with a 20 year sentence at age 24 was enough to make Darris appreciate freedom. Yet, he has come to realize that mentally he is more free in prison than when he was on the streets, before he dealt with the trauma that led him to addiction, then crime. https://www.theresacrabtree.com/ebb-book/  


Finding the Holy Spirit in prison

The other day, I was watching a guy who was extremely frustrated about two peanut squeezes that cost a dollar and that someone said they would give to him. The facial expressions, the energy and the mind-state he was in was obviously not of the Holy Spirit. The guy looked at me and began getting very angry at me for looking at him. I looked at the guy with sympathy and said, “God bless you.” The guy paused, then said, “Thank you.” We have all…


An inmate’s thoughts about “Living in the Moment”

Joe is serving his 37th year on a 72 year sentence in a Pennsylvania prison for crimes he committed during a weekend full of bad choices / moments when he was 19 years old. He is ever grateful that no one was killed during this crime spree. Here are some of Joe's current insights on "Living in the Moment." "In the past, if something happened at any point during the day to anger, hurt or upset me, it most often ruined the whole day. I…



Meet Marshal... After four years of extensive training, at the age of 16, Marshal was accepted under Cherokee Tribal status as a Holy Man. In the book, Marshal states, "Being incarcerated changed my life. Eventually, I realized what I had been missing. Family and friends had been there for me, but I did not see them. I had taken everything and everyone for granted, until I lost them." Falsely accused, he is serving his 25th year in prison on a 50 year sentence. Since 2002,…


Freedom in Prison

Darris has entered his 12th year of incarceration on a 19 year sentence. He has made remarkable changes in his life through self-reflection. He has been journaling his growth for years and has become an inspiration for many in prison, as well as those outside the razor fences. Read more of his insights, along with the other nine inmates... https://www.theresacrabtree.com/ebb-book/


In the Moment

It took Joe 30 years of incarceration to begin his awakening. Now he is a shining Light in the "Belly of the Beast." Enjoy a bit of his wisdom below. "I was told long ago that I should take life one day at a time, but as time passed by, I came to realize that I needed to “live life,” not merely “take life.” In order for me to live life, I needed to live one moment at a time because each moment has the…


New Book Release!

New Book Release! I am excited to introduce my fifth book... hot off the presses! Enlightenment Behind Bars is a compilation of spiritual lessons written by nine men and one woman while incarcerated in prison. With an accumulated total of nearly 200 years behind bars, their fortitude and ability to obtain spiritual growth while in the “Belly of the Beast” speaks volumes in and of itself. Meet each author as they share their journey of awakening. Each of them includes several lessons on spirituality to help expand your conscious…


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