Chris Wilson’s journey from prison to purpose

Chris Wilson talks about his memoir "Master Plan: My Journey from Prison to Purpose."

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(Photo credit, Christy Zuccarini)

(Photo credit, Christy Zuccarini)

Guest: Chris Wilson

At eighteen, CHRISTOPHER WILSON was sentenced to life in prison without any hope of parole. But instead of resigning himself to a life behind bars, Wilson decided to turn his life around and came up with a blueprint for life that he called his “Master Plan.” It was a list of goals and steps for self-improvement – earn a GED, learn Spanish, read, write, give back to the community, get out of prison, and more.  After working at it for more than a decade, Wilson convinced a judge to reduce his sentence and since his release, he’s started a number of businesses that employ ex-offenders and has worked on criminal justice reform issues. Wilson comes in to talk about his memoir, Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to Life of Purpose.

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