Michael

By Free Minds Book Club | June 14, 2012 |
Michael showing his vision board

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.

Delonte

By Free Minds Book Club | September 14, 2010 |
Delonte at work

Delonte was just 16 years old in 2004 when he was arrested and charged as an adult for robbery. Before his incarceration, Delonte had stopped attending high school on a regular basis. He was raised by his grandmother since his mother and father were not a part of his life. He liked reading and writing,…

Interview with Jermaine

By Free Minds Book Club | August 14, 2010 |
Jermaine in the office

“Fifty years from now, I will always remember that Free Minds were the ones there for me when people that were supposed to have cared about me weren’t there.”

Paulo’s Story

By Free Minds Book Club | May 10, 2009 |

Paulo was just 17 years old when he was charged and incarcerated as an adult at the DC Jail. When he looks back he sees a lost young man with no goals or dreams. “I didn’t think much about my future or my life. I lived day-by-day. I was too preoccupied with hanging out with…