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.
Port Of Harlem
November 2011 - April 2012 Print Issue
Governor O’Malley and the Lifers Parole Bill
June 28 - July 11, 2012
October 30 - November 12, 2014
The House of Rubble (Jail Falls)
May 28 - June 10, 2015
Millennials: Prison, Race, and Church
January 07 - January 20, 2016
Criminal Justice System Reform: Thoughts from a Prisoner
May 12 - May 25, 2016
Kissing Free Zone
June 08 - June 21, 2017
In Prison, With Dad
October 24, 2014
Southern Maryland Newspapers
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