Decario’s Story: A Success in the Making!

By Free Minds Book Club | April 28, 2013 |

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


By Free Minds Book Club | July 10, 2012 |
Antwan in the office

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.


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.


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…

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…