Meet Casey Irwin. She served time in three separate facilities for "a couple of drug possessions and a DUI or two." A self-proclaimed hermit, she didn't want help from others in staying clean. But when she ended up in Shakopee for 14 months, Casey knew something had to change.
"I had a struggle yesterday," Rick begins. "I got laid off from work."
Rick is a husband and a father. He considers himself a hard worker, intent on providing for his family.
We first shared Leticia’s story in 2014. Her story has inspired us with its message of an unconditional love that seeks to reconcile and restore those who seek it.
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“What happens after the 50th landlord tells you that you can’t rent an apartment because of your record, or the 50th employer explains that their company doesn’t hire ‘felons’?”
Christopher Poulos, executive director of Life of Purpose Treatment at the University of North Texas, asks this in a piece for The Bangor Daily News.
In his final State of the Union address last night, President Obama told the American people that he would not allow his final year in office to be a silly season.
Among his key priorities for the year would be an increased emphasis on criminal justice reform—an effort Obama referenced as a "bipartisan priority" despite the current rancorous bipartisan climate.