The Life and Wisdom of Diana Prinz

Diana tells her life story, speaking of family, addiction and recovery, incarceration and reentry, challenges and resilience, and shares words of wisdom gained through hard-fought experience.

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Monica Whatley and Bandele [no name given]

Monica Whatley (32) interviews her friend, Bandele [no name given] (73), about his incarceration in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Bandele reflects on what he learned during the 33 years during which he was detained, his relationship...

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Melva Curry and La-Verna Fountain

One Small Step partners Melva Curry (75) and La-Verna Fountain (64) discuss their personal values, identities, religious beliefs, motherhood, and potential solutions to social ills.

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Kim Lyons and Sayeeda Carter

Kim Lyons (53) and, friend, Sayeeda Carter (48) share their perspectives on the system of incarceration. They discuss the creating writing project Kim recently completed with women in the St Croix prison system and some alternative solutions that could revolutionize...

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David Walker and Judy Sarkozy

Judy Sarkozy [no age given] interviews friend and coworker David Walker [no age given] about his experience serving 33 years in prison, his work with her at Sarkozy Bakery, and his outlook on life.

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Anna Paloma Williams and Luz Kenyon

Anna Paloma Williams (32) asks her mother, Luz Kenyon (58), about what life was like for her as she immigrated to the United States from Mexico and raised her children in a new country. They also discuss the female role...

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Steve Culp and Emily Culp

Emily Culp, 30, interviews her father Steve Culp, 62 and invites him to tell her some of the many stories from his boyhood, that he shared with her while she was growing up.

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Shantina Evans and Carmella Spinelli Miller

Carmella Spinelli Miller (51) interviews her friend Shantina Evans (49) about how she escaped a cycle of crime to start her own beauty business, the school she has created to mentor young girls, and the life lessons that she has...

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Selina X and Teronia C

Friends Selina X [no age given] and Teronia C (60) talks about how they each ended up in prison, what their sentencing was like, and what the re-entry journey looked like for each of them.

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Lamique Haynie and Kemali Green

Kemali Green, CHS staff person, interviews Lamique Haynie (21) about growing up in Bed Stuy, his community and family, and his experiences with the criminal justice system. Lamique also shares talks about his plans for the future and being a...

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Sidney Davis and Dorothy Garza

Dorothy Garza (63) interviews her friend Sidney Davis (75) about how he beat cancer, what it was like being incarcerated for over 30 years, and the ways in which God influences his daily life.

From behind "bars" to reading and singing "bars"!

After finding herself incarcerated, she found her voice and now shares it with the world. She found her "family" in song, and community.

Joseph Lopez & Scott Acord

Joseph shares his story as a troubled youth leading to being incarcerated 5 times before handing his life over to Jesus, and turning his life around. He now has a thriving closet business in Southern California and in his spare...