Journal of today’s activities:
I’m at Stanford University. The campus chapter of the NAACP has sponsored a community event and I’ll speak on the injustices of mass incarceration. I look forward to sharing my story with those in the audience and explaining the reasons why we as a society must work together to end cycles of intergenerational failure. Mass incarceration presents a complex problem and we all have a role to play in resolving it. My role, I will explain, has three prongs.
- Creating programs that show others how to reject criminal lifestyles and prepare for life as law-abiding, contributing citizens.
- Working to help the formerly incarcerated transition into the labor market.
- Speaking publicly to create more awareness about how and why we can work together to improve the effectiveness of our nation’s criminal justice system.
During my presentation I will reach out to those audience. We have a heavy lift ahead of us. To reverse the greatest social injustice of our time, we need a lot of help.
- Days since my release from 26 years in federal prison: 169
- Miles run today: 13.8
- Miles run this week: 29.2
- Miles run this month: 261.63
- Miles run in 2014: 261.63
- Miles I need to run to reach my 2,400-mile running goal for 2014:
- Number of miles I’m ahead of schedule or behind schedule: 71.1
- Today’s Weight: 164