By Digital Afro Contributing Writer Issac Morgan: Issac is a distinguished graduate of Florida A&M’s School of Journalism. He is an avid writer covering diverse topics including politics, digital media, sports, & social reform.
It’s a harsh reality we face in the black community at large. Police officers knock on doors looking for ‘suspects’ in a crime and many black boys and men are then led in handcuffs to their squad vehicles. Or even worse, police brutality ensues leading to death.
Oftentimes, even without much evidence for a conviction, the court system seems to give unfavorable outcomes for us, increasing the number of wrongfully accused inmates in prisons around the country. Injustice for anyone is a nightmare to but there is always hope and a way to turn tragedy into a way to give back to others.
John Bunn, A New York man knows this all too well, spending 27 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. While in his cell, he discovered a love for reading after picking up the first book that led him on a journey to bring his reading program to prisons!
Bunn, who was jailed as an adolescent and had to fight nearly a decade for exoneration, struggled with illiteracy like so many other inmates. Now, the 41-year-old has dedicated his life encouraging inmates by bringing books to them thru his nonprofit “A Voice 4 The Unheard.” His full story will inspire you to never give up hope.
Listen to his incredible story below
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