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Eddie lived in prison for 36 years with no hope of release until the Montgomery v. Louisiana US Supreme Court decision in January 2016. While in prison, he earned his GED, an Associate’s Degree in Religious Education, and became a minister and facilitator to the men serving alongside him.
For John,* a youth client-partner of YSRP, violence and tragedy permeated his childhood. YSRP worked with John to move his case from adult court to the juvenile justice system. Now home, John is working hard toward his bright future: toward becoming a college graduate, and a social worker.
Eugene describes his experience of being sent to adult jail at the age of 15 years old, and how he came to know and work with YSRP. Eugene’s mother Wylicia describes the challenge of being a parent navigating the adult court process for her son who was charged as an adult, and the kind of future she wants for her kids. Film by Will Drinker.