Maurice’s Story

“Free Minds keeps me focused on doing better and giving back to the young people who are now where I once was.”—Maurice, age 23

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Terrell

Terrell was arrested and charged as an adult with armed robbery at the age of 16. He joined Free Minds just prior to his transfer to federal prison. He quickly became a loyal and enthusiastic member, writing us stacks of letters, as well as requesting, reading and reviewing more than 25 books during his incarceration.

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Decario’s Story: A Success in the Making!

“Because of books, I have a totally different understanding of my life and the world around me.”

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Antwan

Antwan’s love of books didn’t stop once he left the juvenile block. He remembers how, in lockdown for 11 months in federal prison, books helped him stay calm and focused.

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Michael

Michael is in love with learning and knowledge, yet he never attended a high school prom, studied for final exams, or had to learn a locker combination.

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