“If you’re going to judge me by that record, judge me by the one I’m creating now. See ‘cause the one I’m creating now is more powerful than the one I had in the past”
-Charles, Outreach Coordinator for West Side Health Authority, Author, Radio Host
People with felony records are 67 % less likely to return to prison if they can gain 30 days of employment.
Anyone who’s seen The Interrupters and witnessed the remarkable work of Ameena Matthews, Cobe Williams and Eddie Bocanegra must know that people who’ve committed crimes in the past can go on to be incredible assets to their communities. All FORCE asks is that people who’ve served their time be given the opportunity to take command over the next chapter of their lives.
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(video by former Kartemquin intern John Fecile)