Once he was in prison, Chris decided he could not die there. He also wanted a full life outside of prison. So Chris developed a “master plan” that included learning other languages, earning a college degree, getting out of prison, starting a business, and even purchasing a black Corvette convertible. After proving he has changed and has the potential to be an asset to society, Chris had the rare opportunity to be resentenced by a Maryland judge. He served 16 years in prison and was released in 2012.
On Friday, Chris shared his story during a keynote address at the Where Do We Go From Here? A Faith Call to End Mass Incarceration event hosted by the United Church of Christ in advance of last weekend’s Ecumenical Advocacy Days in Washington, D.C. Many of the CFSY’s faith-based official supporters participated on Friday and during the weekend.