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All My Friends Are Felons

  • Jesse Graham | Journey to the Other Side

    23 MAG 2024 · Jesse Graham found himself overly conscientious and a bit of an outcast. His desire to fit in brought him into the illegal substance world where he found a place providing stuff to make friends with other kids, often older than him. This trend continued for many years until his former mother in law pointed him to The Other Side Academy. Thanks to the core values he lives, he is still there, working to help others find their way using the values he has come to love and live to. Now, the leader in one of The Other Side Academy’s new ventures, Jesse’s confidence and purpose is evident as he tells his story. Sponsors & Partners The Other Side Academy - http://theothersideacademy.com My Story Matters / Captain Your Story - http://mystorymatters.org 00:00:00 Jesse Graham 00:01:18 Sponsors 00:02:20 Early Career in Crime 00:06:38 Methamphetamine at 12 00:09:40 Jail at 18 00:13:20 Stuck in the Lies 00:17:00 Losing his Mother to Prescription Drugs 00:19:20 Getting Married 00:23:00 Escalating the Downward Spiral 00:26:40 Getting to the Halfway House 00:29:00 The Cycle Continues 00:31:35 Writing to the Other Side Academy 00:37:43 The Satisfaction of Building Trust 00:44:30 Paying if Forward 00:46:40 Final Piece of Advice “Invest in your relationships…”
    48 min. 22 sec.
  • Jessica Lilley's Story

    16 MAG 2024 · Jessica Lilley has lived a fulfilling sober life since September of 2013. Married with two kids, they all live a healthy all American life. But that wasn’t always the case. Growing up in Ogden in a world where the majority of her extended family were caught in addiction, Jessica thought such a life was normal. Alcohol started at an early age. Addicted to Meth at 13 she started living on her own at 15. Follow her life as she describes living wherever she could, however she could until one day she went to find her kids locked in a bedroom with little to eat. Her heartfelt story describes how she came to herself and broke the generational curse of addiction and dysfunction. Sponsors & Partners The Other Side Academy - http://theothersideacademy.com My Story Matters / Captain Your Story - http://mystorymatters.org 00:00:00 Jessica Lilley 00:01:26 Sponsors 00:02:20 Early Influences 00:06:15 Trapped in a Loop 00:07:30 Meth at 13 00:09:00 No Childhood, On Her Own at 15 00:12:00 Pregnant at 18 00:14:14 A Series of Turning Points 00:26:55 Taking Her Kids Back 00:29:10 Owning Up to Her Crimes 00:34:00 More Ups and Downs 00:34:40 Joining AA 00:42:00 Finding a Supportive Partner and Building a New Life 00:44:30 Raided For Possession of Firearms 01:01:30 Final Piece of Advice “I am worth it.”
    1 h 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Rayvon Williamson pt. 2 | "Little Freedoms"

    9 MAG 2024 · Rayon Williamson pt. 2 Sponsors & Partners The Other Side Academy - http://theothersideacademy.com My Story Matters / Captain Your Story - http://mystorymatters.org 00:00:22 Separating Himself from the Gang 00:14:30 Forging His Own Identity 00:22:15 Getting Out of Prison 00:30:00 “Little Freedoms” 00:40:45 Getting to Where He is Now 00:45:59 Meeting Amy @ My Story Matters 00:52:00 Power to Effect Change in the System
    54 min. 1 sec.
  • Rayvon Williamson pt. 1

    7 MAG 2024 · Rayvon Williamson’s story is about wisdom. Incarcerated at 19 and told he wasn’t ever gonna get out, Rayvon set himself on the path of California prison politics. Looking to create a name for himself, he connected with his car and started doing the work as they call it. One day on the yard he jumped a guy and as per prison policy, a corrections officer fired a warning shot from the tower. He felt the bullet land in the dirt beside him as they guy he was assaulting threw him off him. On his way to the SHU, a concerned officer told him to never fight in the yard. “they will kill you”. While in the SHU, he started the process of self-realization. “No matter if I get out or not, I gotta do something I can be proud of”. Listen in as he tells his emotional story. Sponsors & Partners The Other Side Academy - http://theothersideacademy.com My Story Matters / Captain Your Story - http://mystorymatters.org 00:00:00 Rayvon Williamson 00:01:26 Sponsors 00:02:50 His Young Life 00:07:00 Witnessing gang activity & drug use at a young age. 00:13:30 Building Street Cred 00:15:00 Earliest Charges & Juvie 00:22:00 Back In School 00:29:00 Sentenced for Life 00:32:15 In Prison from 17 to 44 00:44:50 Violence in the Yard 00:47:45 Hope for Release
    1 h 1 min. 9 sec.
  • Academy of Hope | Jessica Sias

    2 MAG 2024 · Jessica Sias has never even had a brush with the law. She is a daughter of immigrant parents who was the first in her family to graduate from high school and from University. Her natural sense of service and kindness has led her to a space, Academy of Hope, where she works with formerly incarcerated individuals to transition successfully back into society. She a perfect example of how anyone with the right mindset and desire to help can provide true and valuable service to people who are desperate for change. Enjoy my conversation with Jessica. Sponsors & Partners The Other Side Academy - http://theothersideacademy.com My Story Matters / Captain Your Story - http://mystorymatters.org The Peaceful Prisons Project - http://peacefulprisonsproject.com  00:00:00 Jessica Sias 00:01:10 Sponsors 00:02:00 Finding Purpose through Service 00:05:30 Connecting People to Resources  00:08:00 Academy of Hope 00:10:00 Meeting Amy Chandler at My Story Matters 00:15:00 Success with Former Inmates 00:22:00 The Home 00:29:45 Finding Courage for Herself
    34 min. 7 sec.
  • “Little Fires Everywhere” | Interview with LeRon Barton

    30 APR 2024 · LeRon Barton grew up on the south side of Kansas City. His life in the inner-city was typical. He considers it luck that he escaped that world as many of his friends did not. Spending his time advocating for people still trapped in that world as well as the incarcerated and post incarcerated, LeRon is a well-spoken author who has done multiple TED talks as well. Listen in as he describes his concerns with the criminal justice system in America. https://leronbarton.com Sponsors & Partners The Other Side Academy - http://theothersideacademy.com My Story Matters / Captain Your Story - http://mystorymatters.org The Peaceful Prisons Project - http://peacefulprisonsproject.com  00:00:00 LeRon Barton 00:01:08 Sponsors 00:02:25 Growing Up in Kansas 00:05:40 The Race Factor 00:12:00 Getting Out of the City 00:20:40 “Little Fires Everywhere” 00:27:00 The Substance Abuse Factor 00:34:30 The Road to Reform 00:40:40 “Thank God you fed me.”
    46 min. 4 sec.
  • Surviving the Failures of Fault-filled Infrastructure | Mark Chappell's Story

    25 APR 2024 · Growing up in North Philadelphia, normal life for Mark Chappell was anything but normal. Dominated by the inner-city street life, he started smoking dope during recess and spent most of his school days high. In and out of boarding schools that did little more than prepare him for prison, by the time he was 21 his was headed to prison for homicide. Listen in how he describes that experience including a long time in 23 hour lockdown and how that experience brought him to himself and with the help of a prison guard helped him realize that he wanted something drastically different. It is nothing short of a miracle that today he lives a good life free of drugs and crime working to help others from his neighborhood and everywhere choose better. Sponsors & Partners The Other Side Academy - http://theothersideacademy.com My Story Matters / Captain Your Story - http://mystorymatters.org The Peaceful Prisons Project - http://peacefulprisonsproject.com  00:00:00 Mark Chappell 00:01:23 Sponsors 00:02:09 His Upbringing & Juvenile Boarding Schools 00:08:00 Communal Standards & Norms 00:15:30 Rewind to Juvie “This place is preparing you for adult prison” 00:19:00 Admitting Addiction 00:22:30 Learning the Hard Way 00:23:19 Back to Prison 00:28:00 Navigating Inmate Politics 00:30:10 Point of Self Reflection — “Belly of the Beast” 00:31:30 The prison guard that took Mark under his wing. 00:38:00 Changing on the Inside Despite A Hellish Environment 00:44:10 Finding Purpose & Resilience
    47 min. 8 sec.
  • Power & Responsibility | Insights from Brett Booker

    23 APR 2024 · Brett Booker’s story is one of purpose and power. Unfortunately, as a teen, his focus was in the wrong direction. Living a mostly unsupervised life in the suburbs, his choices led him into a life of dealing and destruction. Finding himself headed to Leavenworth Federal Prison at the age of 20 he soon realized that he was not the big dog he thought. Listen in as he describes his experience there. And how a fateful period during a lockdown led him to realize he was not the person he wanted to be. In tears he started to focus his attention in the right direction; serving and blessing others lives. He describes that transformation for himself and how he shared it with so many others in and out of prison. You will be enthralled by his story. Sponsors & Partners The Other Side Academy - http://theothersideacademy.com My Story Matters / Captain Your Story - http://mystorymatters.org The Peaceful Prisons Project - http://peacefulprisonsproject.com  00:00:00 Brett Booker 00:01:19 Sponsors 00:02:50 Early Exposure to Addiction 00:12:40 Selling Drugs & Graduating Early 00:18:00 Caught by the Feds 00:27:30 Waking Up 00:38:40 Responsibility = Power 00:45:55 Getting Released from Prison & Where He’s At Now 00:53:10 Advice for Younger Self
    55 min. 2 sec.
  • Surviving Solitary Confinement | The Miracles of Thomas Martinez

    18 APR 2024 · Imagine spending 26 years in solitary confinement. Out of your cell 1 hour per day. No windows in your cell. Never being able to look in the a mirror. No physical human contact. The thought is mind numbing. Yet, Thomas Martinez had that experience. One of the first to be incarcerated in Pelican Bay Penitentiary in Northern California, that was his life for 26 long years in total isolation. Thanks to the resilience he acquired in his youth, not only did he survive, he was able to come to himself, developed himself and came out articulate, confident and purposeful. Thomas’ story is remarkable.  Sponsors & Partners The Other Side Academy - http://theothersideacademy.com My Story Matters / Captain Your Story - http://mystorymatters.org The Peaceful Prisons Project - http://peacefulprisonsproject.com  00:00:00 Thomas Martinez 00:01:17 Sponsors 00:02:10 Young Life 00:06:28 Fighting His Father 00:09:55 His First Crimes 00:14:20 Personalized Adolescent Trauma 00:19:00 Prison and Solitary Confinement 00:32:00 Transformation of the Prison System 00:41:05 Released from Solitary 00:45:00 A Major Shift in Paradigm 00:51:15 The Mechanics of Denial 00:57:30 Released After 42 Years 01:06:40 Trauma is Real 01:09:50 Advice for Younger Self “The greatest tool I have in my toolbox is the ability to ask for help” - Thomas Martinez
    1 h 13 min. 23 sec.
  • The Ceo of YouthWorks Santa Fe | Meet JP Granillo

    16 APR 2024 · JP Granillo never stops. In his youth, he was driven in a direction that led him to being arrested for robbing a bank. Being imprisoned in the federal prison system kept him moving in that same direction. Then an 18 month stint in segregation brought him to realize he wanted something completely different with his life and since his release from federal prison in 2013, he has proven that. The founder of a non-profit, Youth Works based in Santa Fe, he uses his leadership talents to help the youth of his own neighborhood better navigate their lives. His endless energy and desire to serve are truly an inspiration. Listen in as we do a deep dive into the great work he is doing. Sponsors & Partners The Other Side Academy - http://theothersideacademy.com My Story Matters / Captain Your Story - http://mystorymatters.org The Peaceful Prisons Project - http://peacefulprisonsproject.com  00:00:00 JP Granillo 00:02:05 Young Life 00:08:20 Summoning the Feds 00:15:30 Getting Creative 00:18:20 Held Back by Others 00:25:45 CEO for YouthWorks (http://santafeyouthworks.org) 00:39:13 What can you do right now? 00:40:10 A Society of Skewed Values 00:41:45 Workings of YouthWorks 00:54:00 Final Piece of Advice
    55 min. 34 sec.

Welcome to the All My Friends Are Felons Podcast. Join host Mark for a compelling journey into the transformative power of those trying to rehabilitate and change their lives following...

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Welcome to the All My Friends Are Felons Podcast. Join host Mark for a compelling journey into the transformative power of those trying to rehabilitate and change their lives following their experience of the prison system. Your host Mark, has spent years on the inside and has witnessed firsthand how education can turn anyone’s life around. With a focus on compassionate advocacy, we strive to share the narratives that shatter stereotypes and showcase the power of learning behind bars. Drawing from his time working with the incarcerated, Mark brings you face-to-face with current and former inmates who have harnessed the power of learning for change. Join us as we explore the uncharted territory of second chances and spotlight the potential that exists within everyone, regardless of their circumstances.
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