This episode: life before, during, and after prison. We meet a group of lifers trying to slow down the school-to-prison pipeline. We hear the story of Suave, who has gone from illiteracy and a life sentence, to finding meaning behind organizing behind bars. We learn about the trouble former inmates have re-entering society, and what they can do to succeed. Also, how one inmate has turned skills learned in prison into his business. And, how freedom can surprise you.
Photo by Michal Czerwonka
5 thoughts on “#1430 – Life Sentence”
Rick Wershe is currently serving a life sentence in the Michigan Department of Corrections for a single non violent offense (drug possession) from 1987. When he was arrested he was only 17 years old. Three years prior Rick was recruited as a paid undercover drug informant and used by the FBI, DEA and Detroit police. His continued imprisonment is a huge injustice!!!