Over the past year, I met and became friends with five convicted felons. It's easy to write someone off because of their past. It's not as easy to listen, understand and learn. It's not easy to let down your guard, put aside your ego and be open to the possibility that you might be wrong. But you can learn a lot.
These five convicted felons served their time and are not now out of prison. After being released, they ended up in very different life situations, ranging from very bright to very bleak.