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Doing time to giving time: Inmate gives back

  • There are 7 million people incarcerated in the U.S.
  • Nearly 4 in 10 people end up back in jail after release

Julio Medina wasn't known for being the All-American family man. He was a convicted drug lord, serving out a sentence in prison. But now, he's a different man. A dad. And that changed everything. That's the message he's sharing with fathers, sons and convicted felons at New York's notorious Sing Sing prison.

We want to give a huge thank you to Tom Matlack and The Good Men Project for telling us about Julio's story. 

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