Returning to society after prison is hard. David and Ashley, two formerly incarcerated people navigating reentry, share stories about self-worth and redemption. David tells the story of how he learned to be a positive influence to those around him during his 34-year incarceration. And Ashley shares a story about the power of choosing what clothes you wear, before and after prison. Remerg, a Denver nonprofit focused on helping people navigate reentry, helped coordinate this episode. Our debut episode was recorded June 2022 at the Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver.
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Host and producer: Luis Antonio Perez
Producer: Emily Williams
Editor: Jo Erickson
Mixing: Rebekah Romberg
Additional producers: Kibwe Cooper, Erin Jones
Theme music by Daniel Mescher; additional music courtesy Universal Production Music
Cover Art: Maria Juliana Pinzón
Executive producer: Brad Turner
Thanks also to Hart van Denburg, Jodi Gersh, Clara Shelton, Matt Herz, Pedro Lumbrano, Martin Skavish, Kim Nguyen, Rachel Estabrook, Carl Bilek, Ryan Warner, Cayla Montoya-Manzo and Brittany Werges.