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BRYAN WILLIAMS

Bryan Williams
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I spent 10 years and 4 months of my life serving time for Robbery with a deadly weapon. When I was released two years ago, I was blessed to come across the life changing experience called HOPE for Prisoners.  I first heard about the opportunity to join HOPE for Prisoners from my Aunt Lashaun Foreman, she was trying to put me on the right path for a better life.  To all of you reading this now, I once faced the same challenges you are facing today. I was uncertain about my future, but knew that I didn’t want to go back to prison.  I wanted to have a chance in life.

The time I spent in the workshops with the people who donated their time to HOPE for Prisoners, provided me with the tools to change my way of thinking.  I was always a person who thought negative thoughts before positive thoughts.  I gained a new attitude about life’s choices and the benefits of moving forward instead of looking back.

Today, I am sharing my testimony because HOPE for Prisoners worked for me.  I am living the life that I was created to live.  I am a first year electrician apprentice with the IBEW.  This is something that I always wanted to do.  I have better relationships with my family and friends and I am able thrive in society.  I live every day with a choice to do better.  I openly thank Jon Ponder and my extended family at HOPE for Prisoners for this opportunity of a lifetime that I was given.

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