From a prison cell to a podium
Former convict shares the reality of a life spent behind bars
Encourage everyone to read this phenomenal article by Jerry Balone
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He wants to reach them with his message of making good personal choices - better than the ones he made that led to his first arrest at age 8. Balone had already served 3 1/2 years in prison when he murdered three people during a home invasion on April 24, 1973. He was originally sentenced to a term of 50 years to life in prison with a recommendation he never be released.