TEASER: KENT ON THE HUMANIZING POWER OF STORYTELLING
When Kent was honorably discharged from juvenile detention after five years in and out of the incarceration system he also faced deportation. This is the story of his remarkable encounter with an ICE agent.
I interviewed Kent along with Lisa and Joe, three criminal justice reformers. Both Kent and Joe draw on their personal experience of incarceration to advocate for policy changes as well as to mentor youth facing the same roadblocks.
There's SO much more of Kent's story to share in the forthcoming podcast including how mentoring and career opportunities played a significant role in his ability to return home and make a difference. For instance, in only four years, Kent has earned his green card, had his record expunged, been appointed to multiple state and local advisory committees, and made an impact on young men also on their way out of prison...
...one of those men is Joe. Listen to a moment from Joe's story in the previous post.
*As a note - Kent, Joe, and Lisa's reflections for this podcast are entirely their own and are not intended to represent their organizations.