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Chris Wilson's journey from life in prison to criminal justice reform

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On this edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with Chris Wilson about his new book, The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose.

When he was 17, Wilson was cornered by two men. He shot and killed one of them. A year later, he was sentenced to life in prison. In his 30s, he convinced a judge to reduce his sentence. He walked out of jail six years later. After winning his release, Wilson started businesses that employ citizens returning from prison.

Guest:

Chris Wilson, social entrepreneur, founder of the Barclay Investment Corporation, and author of The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose

Web Resources:

Commonwealth Club: The Master Plan

The Atlantic: Learning Behind Bars

Newsy: He Expected To Die By 21. Chris Wilson's 'Master Plan' Saved Him

Slate: Chris Wilson's master plan transformed his life after prison. He insists he's "not an anomaly"

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.