I’m Proof of the Power of a Second Chance | Opinion

Media May 7, 2024

“But after serving 24 years behind bars, I was released on parole in 2012. I am now a proud grandfather, engaged community member, and chief executive officer of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition, a Los Angeles-based organization that helps currently and formerly incarcerated people rebuild their lives.

I received a second chance, and I’ve done all I can to make the most of it. But I’m lucky. Most people leaving prison struggle as they reenter society. Their criminal past lingers like a scarlet letter, making obtaining jobs, housing, education, and other life-sustaining support a daunting challenge.”

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