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WriteAPrisoner Staff
WriteAPrisoner Staff

This is an article about 1 year after getting out of prison and how former inmates felt about issues and where they were after 1 year on the outside.

One Year Out: Experiences of Prisoners Returning to Cleveland

 
Peasbabydoll
Peasbabydoll

Thank you. I am very familiar with the article, it was actually used as part of my research in forming my program. I have been doing reentry work for many years on a personal level. I would help friends get themselves back on track after incarceration and help their families during their incarceration. It wasn't until this year, that I actually felt that what I'm doing is actually what God called upon me to do. I realized that this is my purpose in life. After that epiphany, I dedicated my life to the cause. This is what I do. I looked at my life and where I stand, and know that without any doubt, this is what I am here for. It is a tough task to take on, but the payout is great. I operate on grants that I receive, so I certainly don't do it for the money. As a matter of fact, right now, I haven't received any grants, and I have been doing reentry work for lots of people that come to me. I focus on reentry for men because I think it's important that we bring strong, goal oriented, and productive men back to society. Our children need to have role models that they can actually reach out and touch. Real life people that they can aspire to be like. The men in our communities need to be strong leaders and overcome the obstacles that they have faced in life. To me, that is a true role model. People who overcome life's greatest challenges are the real millionaires of the world, for they are rich in heart and spirit and that is priceless. Although I focus on men, I don't turn anyone away. So if there is someone reading this that needs help or knows of someone who needs help, please contact me here and I will give you information on what we do.