34 years in prison, 6 years on parole, enough is enough! Allow Sekou to live his life.

34 years in prison, 6 years on parole, enough is enough! Allow Sekou to live his life.

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Sekou Shakur started this petition to Tina Stanford; Chairperson, Board of Parole

Sekou Shakur has been on parole since March 2014 and not once has he been anything but a role model and asset to his community. LET THIS MAN OFF PAROLE NOW!

     I Sekou Shakur, currently employed at Urban Youth Alliance Jails to Jobs (J2J) Program. As a Case Manager with over 30 years of experience working within the intricacies of people management.  He service the Manhattan and The Bronx area’s population, ages 22 years and older who have had negative experiences with the criminal justice system. His work in the criminal justice field allows him to assist members of the community with housing, employment, substance abuse and mental health concerns.  Providing education and vocation opportunities, as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by way of support groups and, one on one mentoring. 

      In his free time he is activity involved with the Correctional Association of New York trying to put an end to long term solidary confinement both in the State and City prisons & jails. Through the Non-Profit Organization, Returning Aging People from Prison (RAP), his  affects include organizing, campaigning, educating and lobbying the community and elective officials around the need to release the elderly, infirmed and dying. 

      He is the Co-owner of KEST Construction LLC. A small outfit that offers training and employment to formally incarcerated men in order to give them dignity and self-worth. They have been able to secure employment for over 45 men and women since 2014. Lastly, He is the Executive Director Of “A Challenge To Change” A Non-Profit Geared to addressing Criminal Thinking and Behavior in both the prison/jail settings, our educational institutions and community gatherings. Believing in the adage “ As a man thinketh, so he remains”. Sekou say's, he is" witness to the “Power of Change”,” the transformation of the redemptive soul” and the tenderness of a helping hand". After returning to society after 34 years of incarceration in 2014, he has made it his  life calling to share his experiences and knowledge with as many as possible, to ensure that young people not make the negative choices he once did.

 

 

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