Mark “AZ” Thompson has spent the thirty-eight years of his incarceration consistently growing into the man he has become today. Mark earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Canisius College while housed in Attica, and he hopes to one day have an opportunity to earn a Master’s degree. Since 1992 he has worked as a peer counselor and currently enjoys teaching Aggression Replacement Training (ART). Mark passes his time as an amateur “finger flinger” and recently has learned the art of origami. Mark draws his strength through his faith in God and the unending support of his wonderful friend and trusted advisor of thirty-eight years. Mark is serving a sentence of sixty-six years to life.