How does a person rejoin society after 20 years inside?
'The magic' and the frustrations of helping former prisoners readjust
Dear readers — get ready for that Friday feeling! We have an unbelievably lovely (if we say so ourselves) story for you today about Keith Gabbidon-Thompson, a man who mentors former prisoners struggling to adjust to life beyond their sentence. While many mentoring services take place within an office environment, Keith prefers to venture out into natural settings (along the river, round a park) to win the trust of his mentees and help them plan for the future.
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