January 2, 2017

From Youth Today:

Currently in Massachusetts, the Council for State Governments is making recommendations for reforming and reinvesting in our criminal justice system to get better recidivism outcomes. I was able to join a meeting they had with community groups as a member of UTEC, a local nonprofit.

I sat and listened as people guessed at what programming behind the wall looked like and finally raised my hand to share my story. I had spent 18 months incarcerated for a felony charge I received at age 17. Eighteen months is nearly equivalent to time spent on an associate’s degree. I felt the respect of everyone in the room as they began taking notes.

Read the full article HERE