Life After 'Life Without Parole' with Jeff Johnson
Jeff Johnson used to be a juvenile delinquent. At the age of 17, he got associated with a kid just like him, and one thing led to another which brought him to prison. He was incarcerated for 24 years for a crime he did not commit.
Listen up to this episode as Jeff relates his story from the time he first serves prison up to the time he turned his life around. He was a victim of injustice, as he would relate later, but no amount of that can compare to what he’s done to help the community inside prison and outside after he was released. The amount of positive impact he’s done to society is impressive.
“My Grandma told me, ‘Everybody got a life sentence. We're just going to do it in different places.’ That statement of her made me have that paradigm shift where I realized like even though I'm going to die in prison, it doesn't necessarily mean I'm going to have a bad life. Like I can create a good life out of this.”
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02:26 – Jeff relating the whole story that led him to prison
03:13 – The injustice he faced going through the trial of a crime he did not commit
07:31 – Recounting his hardest time in prison and how he overcame it
09:27 – His realization and the positive impact he made inside the prison
13:04 – Jeff's wife relating how they met, the odds along the way and how they held on to each other strongly
16:23 – Jeff and Greg sharing experiences and realizations from prison days
22:25 – Jeff discussing solutions and his mission in helping kids stay out of crimes
28:39 – Talking about his upcoming guesting in TEDX
31:13 – His beautiful thoughts about life and the good things he can do more for others
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