Andres Lopez grew up in a rough part of Chicago. He described it as being filled with gangs and violence and crime. When he was a young boy, his brother was murdered in a gang-related incident. Rather than shying away from such behavior, Andres participated. He went to juvenile hall. Then he went to prison.
While incarcerated, Andres made a commitment to transform his life. He said the first step was to earn his GED. Then he enrolled in a correspondence program to earn a paralegal certificate. He developed writing and typing skills. And he learned how to avoid interactions with prisoners who fed into the negativity. Instead, Andres focused on success.
In today’s podcast, Andres describes how his adjustment in prison resulted in his success upon release.
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