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Mixed Family | Dennis Cockerham

Addiction | Dennis Cockerham

Posted on July 18, 2020

Addiction A lot has changed recently, my friend Noah is home and I am still here in prison. Yes, that is both jealousy and envy that you hear. I am…

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Operation Noah's Ark | Noah Bergland | This is 2013, the last day I will hold my daughter, Melrose, as a free man for almost 7 years. She is too young to know what her father has done, but sooner or later she realizes it, maybe not in it's entirety, but she will, when she's ready. I write about my story and about my life, so others can learn from it, and so one day Melrose can here my side of my story. I don't want her to only be able to Google my name and read about the things I did, from someone who has never met me, or was never there. What's written about me in the newspapers is mostly true, slightly over exaggerated, but I was a drug runner, and I guess technically I was a "Kingpin" even though if you were there you would have realized I was just a drug addict that had a business degree therefor knew about delegating. But I already did what I did, it's time to do something different and try help as many people as I can.

Operation Noah’s Ark | Noah Bergland

Posted on July 16, 2020

I went to prison in 2013 and was released on May 7th, 2020. The federal government called the indictment that sent me to prison “Operation Noah’s Ark.” I was sentenced…

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A Message of Hope | Mike Gardipee

A Message of Hope | Mike Gardipee

Posted on July 14, 2020

Today, I feel hope. After 13 years of incarceration, I’m being released. The night before a few friends from my recovery program cooked me my last prison rice bowl: cheese…

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Addiction | Dennis Cockerham

COVID RIOTS | Dennis Cockerham

Posted on July 5, 2020

COVID RIOTS It is Monday June 1, 2020 3:45 pm All inmates To the basement Mandatory meeting George Floyd Black Lives Matter Protests Violence The news The world To prevent…

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White Privilege | Jesse & Noah Bergland

White Privilege | Jesse & Noah Bergland

Posted on July 4, 2020

My brother, Jesse, and I took two separate paths to get where we are today. Lately, we have been having some meaningful conversations about what’s going on in the world…

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This is not only the Face of Addiction, but a man that doesn't care about anyone but himself. He will do anything to get what he wants, whether that's money, sex, drugs, or a life with no responsibilities. I'm Noah and when this picture was taken, I was beyond lost. I was addicted to crack cocaine, I had a newborn daughter who I wasn't taking care of, I was in debt to the wrong people, and I was about to start the worst year of my life 2011. This is my mugshot from my raid, after this I get robbed 3 times, twice at gunpoint, and a continue to make one bad decision after another, until I finally have enough. But even then it's too late, I'm picked up for a federal indictment about a year after this picture was taken!

The Face of Addiction | Noah Bergland

Posted on July 3, 2020

“The Face of Addiction” arose from my correspondence with Brigette Molitor, a middle school teacher (and now a contributor to resilience2reform), and she asked me, “What does addiction look like?”…

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