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T. Michael Colbert

Tyrone Michael Colbert contributes

to Port of Harlem's "The Other Side" department.

T. Michael Colbert is a Washington, D.C. native, raised in suburban Columbia, Maryland. After high school graduation in 1980, he served in the U.S. army domestically and abroad.

An addiction to drugs lead to the honorably discharged veteran’s incarceration. While incarcerated, Colbert developed a passion for writing and has contributed to Port of Harlem since 2000. In Port of Harlem, Colbert focuses on prison issues and provides an eyewitness look at life behind bars. In 2005, he studied journalism at Taylor University via a correspondence course.

His stage play, Skin Deep, won the 2002 WMAR-TV- Baltimore and Arena Players Drama Competition. In 2006, the Baltimore Screenplay Competition awarded him honorable mention for his screenplay, Paranoid.

Colbert is also a member of the Jessup Correctional Institute Incarcerated Veterans Group, which helps organize the prison's annual Walk-A-Thon fundraiser, has published an anthology of writings by veterans and works with the Veterans Against Drugs and Violence program.


Recent Articles

Nov 11 - Apr 2012 Print Issue

Governor O’Malley and the Lifers Parole Bill

06/28/12 - 07/11/12

Going Home for Good

02/24/12 - 02/06/12
Jail for Life: My Secret Thoughts

05/16/13 - 05/29/2013
The Forgotten Shades of Gun Violence

9/19/13 - 10/02/13
Maryland Ends Death Penalty October First

2/23/2014 – 02/05/2014
Felon to Family Man

October 24, 2014
Southern Maryland Newspapers

(A lot on their (license) plates) They Really are Made by Inmates

10/30/2014- 11/12/2014
The House of Rubble (Jail Falls)

05/28/15 - 06/10/15
Millennials: Prison, Race, and Church

01/07/15 - 01/20/16
Criminal Justice System Reform: Thoughts from a Prisoner

05/12/16 - 05/25/16
Kissing Free Zone

06/08/17 - 06/21/17
In Prison, With Dad

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