JJPL staff member, Kelly Orians is spending the next six months traveling around the world before starting law school and has started a blog, Trekking for Second Chances, to document her journey as well as raise money for ending juvenile life without parole.  Read her first blog entry:

December 22, 2011

One week from today Chris and I will be arriving in Hong Kong to start our 6 month journey to London! The process to get here has been a bit daunting as we have had to navigate international visa requirements, currency conversion, a half dozen vaccinations, language barriers as we reconnect with old friends and make new friends via Couchsurfing.org, determining what exactly we will need to pack for a 6 month long trip that spans three very different seasons, and, of course, convincing our moms we are prepared and will be safe…

This December we celebrated the one year anniversary of the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana (JJPL)in partnership with the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) welcoming home their first clients after they were released from the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Together these men served nearly a century in prison (pictured above as they walked out of the prison gates).

 

Read the entire blog entry here.