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Leigh Sprague
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Blogger, father, white collar criminal and former lawyer
Blogger, father, white collar criminal and former lawyer

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One Year Down
Thinking of Freedom After a long, partially self-imposed silence, I decided to write this overdo post in honor of May 5, otherwise known as Leigh Sprague Incarceration Day. No, it’s not a national holiday (at least not yet), but rather the anniversary of th...

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Inmate.com
Other than hermit caves, the backwoods and old folks’ homes, prisons are one of the last places in modern America completely cut off from cell phone and internet. Yes, we do have e-mail on a closed system circa 1988. And we have access to wall-mounted telep...

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RDAP
My apologies for the delay since my last post: my life has taken a few twists and turns since I last wrote and, to be honest, I was just too overwhelmed for the past few weeks to keep up with my writing. Of most importance to me, my recovery, and the length...

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Spirituality?
For most of my life I’ve considered “spirituality” to be a dirty word. I suppose you could call it my own little rebellion. My parents were ex-hippies, seekers and health-food nuts so once I became an adult I rebelled by focusing on cold hard facts and eati...

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Learning the Ropes
Since I got here to federal prison camp I’ve been proud of my bunk-dismount technique, a swan dive from the upper rungs in which I catch myself, with grace and poise, on the steel locker opposite my bunk. It’s a technique (or so I thought) that demonstrates...

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Reading Up a Storm
I like to read. I can’t remember when I first lost myself in a book but it’s just one of those things I grew up with and have always enjoyed. There’s nothing I like more than to spend a Sunday morning on the couch with a book or, in the prison version of th...

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One Month Down
As I think I already wrote, I’ve survived my first month here in federal prison. Yay! One down, a few score more to go. However, I decided to return to the topic not because I wish to belabor the subject and not because I expect congratulations or huzzahs f...

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Week 3 at Camp Cupcake
People have been writing me and asking: so how do you spend your time in federal prison? What do you do all day in federal prison? Good questions, and seemingly easy to answer: I wake up, eat breakfast, whack weeds, take a shower, exercise, write, complain ...

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Getting Down to Business in Federal Prison
A few weeks have passed since I checked in to  Lompoc Prison  and I’m beginning to feel more-or-less at home, at least as at home as it’s possible (or I want) to feel. The truth is, I’m trying to find a balance: I don’t want to assimilate too much and forge...

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One Week Down
Only 115 To Go In my posts I’ve been taking a blow-by-blow, minute-by-minute look at my exciting first week. For a change, I decided to fly up into the sky, high above my confined existence, for a bird’s eye approach. So what grand conclusions and wonderful...
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