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Tony D. Vick has served almost three decades in prison on a life-with-parole sentence in Tennessee. He lived his life before prison as a closeted gay man, the secrets and lies led to his crimes. He writes about the experience of captivity in hopes to add context to the current prison reform movement. His books include Locked In And Locked Out (Tweets and Stories on Prison and the Effects of Confinement) and Secrets from A Prison Cell, (A Convict’s Eyewitness Accounts of the Dehumanizing Drama of Life Behind Bars). His works have also been included in multiple other books and publications. He is an Empowerment Avenue writer. Follow him on Twitter: @cellsecrets.