Full Frame Podcast: Second Chances

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Returning to society after serving time in prison comes with many hurdles. According to research from the Prison Policy Initiative, formerly incarcerated individuals are ten times more likely to become homeless. This struggle is even more pronounced for people of color and women. Moreover, the FBI warns about a troubling rise in street gangs, numbering around 33,000 nationwide. These gangs, known for their brutality and organization, target young recruits, some as young as ten, fueling their growth.

In a recent interview with Full Frame, Antonio Fernandez, a former gang leader who has since transformed his life, shared his journey. Through candidly recounting his personal struggles, Fernandez serves as a cautionary example for young people. His narrative not only highlights the challenges but also underscores the potential for redemption and second chances in life.