How It Feels To Go Up For Parole For The 13th Time
From the series Uncuffed:
Damon L. Cooke recently attended his thirteenth parole suitability hearing. He’s been incarcerated for 28 years. His fellow Uncuffed reporters, Spoon Jackson, Steve Drown, and me, Brian Thames, anxiously awaited his return to ask him about the process and results.
"I feel for my family. Not for me. It's really not about me. It's about the work that I put in to get a parole date."
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