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Friday, October 21, 2016

Formerly Incarcerarted Chris Wilson

Great to see how libraries help incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals.  Recently, I attended an event in Baltimore where a panelist of successful individuals shared their stories. One panelists was Chris Wilson who  was incarcerated at age 17, spent 16 years in the Maryland prison system, and shared how he used the prison library constantly.  Now back in the community, he is using the skills learned in prison  to maintain his business, Barclay Investment Corporation.   Second Life details his life story to date.

http://www.baltimoremagazine.net/2015/9/29/chris-wilson-lifts-ex-offenders-into-the-workforce


2 comments:

Katherine.Amber.Wilson said...

I am interested in prison librarianship, since it can lead to positive outcomes, and provide a sense of harmony in the day-to-day existence of those who are incarcerated. Thank you for your perspective.

Peggy said...

good luck.