Founder of Designed Conviction, which is a platform for artists who are incarcerated and ex-felons, showcasing art and stories of change.
Publishes a Magazine called Inside Designed Conviction that is mailed to incarcerated individuals across the US, this is where they learn that can submit their artwork and creative writing for the contest that is published in Outside Designed Conviction the magazine.
Publishes a quarterly magazine called Outside Designed Conviction featuring those artists and advocating for positive changes in the system.
Song writer, two of his songs have been released so far, performed by a former inmate he served time with. The songs are titled So Cold and Walk the Line The full album, The Free Taylor Project, will be released January of 2020.
Releases a weekly podcast called Life of a Lifer, where he speaks of life in prison, advocates for other inmates, has guest speakers, interviews others, announces latest updates, answers questions from his subscribers and much more.
Wrote a book that is currently for sale called The Convicted Entrepreneur: Success is a State of Mind. In this book he writes a guide for entrepreneurs behind bars, but this book will give anybody, incarcerated or not, tools for a pathway to success. He is currently writing a novel based.
Accomplished artist. He features some of his art on his website https://www.designedconviction.com/taylor-conley
Became a certified behavior adjustment trainer instructor (CBATI) certified under the famous dog trainer Grisha Stewart author and founder of the BAT training methods: Behavior Adjustment Training. Grisha came into the prison personally and did a two day written and performance test for seven individuals. Taylor was a primary dog handler in the dog program sponsored by the rescue dog shelter, Welfare for Animals Guild (WAG), training and rehabilitating rescue dogs.
Has earned three certifications through Peninsula College in the field of business. and is currently pursuing the completion of his degree in business administration.
Though he has been taking a break from it, he is currently 26 credits away from completing his bachelor’s degree in theology, through Shalom Bible College.
Is a member of the 9th wave Toastmasters charter club, a part of Toastmasters international. and is the president of New Horizons Gavel Club.
Has volunteered his time to making teddy bears donated to children, in the “Bears Behind Bars” project, which is a part of the good bears of the world.
Is a licensed instructor for the “Roots of Success” environmental literacy curriculum, a part of the sustainability in prisons project. developed and sanctioned by Dr. Raquel pinderhughes, PH.d.
Is a facilitator for The Redemption Project. A self awareness program developed by inmates to mentor other inmates working to change the culture.
His website and podcast: www.designedconviction.com, www.lifeofalifer.com
Designed Conviction Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BzYbkmNFSbX/
Life of a Lifer instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alifeofalifer/
Born on Hallows Eve 1985 In the old Monticello Hospital, of Longview Washington. My life has been a trying journey full of twists and turns, ups and downs, a real life saga. My father a fourth generation commercial fisherman, a descendant of Tom Taylor a notable name on the Columbia river in the late 1800’s into the early 1900’s, in which Taylor Sands was named after. My mother the daughter of a fisherman, and country western cowgirl/ sales consultant, raised me out past the city limit sign, in the wooded hills of Longview. After my parents split when I was just four years old, I spent a lot of time with different people, as My mother was working and father often gone fishing. I spent a lot of time out at Taylor Sands with my grandparents. different Family friends, on a ranch, and with my cousins. As I was an only child I was quite close with my cousins. My mothers mother was from Scotland and I got the chance to travel there when I was 13 to visit and meet my great grandmother and many cousins aunts and uncles. My youth was a unique as well as troubled one, as I have the memories of many experiences both good and bad.
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Based on a real-life story of how Taylor Conley almost got killed on his road to prison. Now he is serving life in prison. Formerly incarcerated artist Seth Anthony joins in to help tell his story.
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