Anyone else surprised by how young she was? For some reason I expected a granny.
Definitely. She’s a hero for not only providing a needed and honorable service, but while also putting up with I’m sure a huge amount of BS being a young and pretty woman
He really should not be doing that,a lot of prison systems have rules that prohibits seeing people who used to work with inmates, much less putting it online, I'm an exinmate and I'm careful of who I see, and I'm staying clear of people who used to work there, even though some became my friends
Someone mentioned this in the TikTok comments, and he replied saying Indiana requires no contact for 1 year, but he's been out for 3.
It doesn't matter, he's out living his life and maybe he should let anyone else live their own, mind you I still comunicate with people in prison, but it is just to lift them up, not drag them down or make them jealous, my friend just told that she feels better after unloading on me, I can understand what she is going through because I was in there myself, and been through the same, I make her feel better and that's a feeling that's good, that I'm doing a small mitzvah and I will definitely keep doing because it keeps my friend from drowning
Ran into her roommate at a photography gig and we decided to surprise her.
Ran into her roommate at a photography gig and we decided to surprise her.
Literally less than 10 seconds into the video.
I know it’s getting downvoted but that comment has merit. I am defending it as the spouse of a former mental health corrections officer and the sister of a parole officer. The majority former inmates never reoffend with the right community support. The rules are there for a reason however. There are a lot of former child molesters that he’s dealt with and it makes me feel safer knowing there are rules that everyone follows. This video was shocking because of that relationship. I think that’s all she was attempting to point out.
He waited 3 years, the law in his state is 1 year.
He was invited over.
Not sure why ya’ll are trying to impose your own experiences on this guy. Like the teacher is clearly very happy to see him and they have an interpersonal relationship you don’t know anything about. He followed the rules and was invited. Chill.
This comment that I responded to was from a person who survived a terrible system. One that was getting unfairly downvoted. Yes the other side of rehabilitation looks completely different for different people, and yes my SO loves seeing his former inmates out in public. Often talking a blue streak when I’m waiting by the cart. But not once would he cross that line and either invite them to our home. Nor would they ask. It’s there for a good reason. To protect both parties. And she needed defending. But you go ahead and double down on what you are doing.
You responded to me, not the other person. Their comment was like someone trying to play Sarah McLachlan in the middle of a party. It’d be one thing to share their own story but, they open with saying this man should let the teacher live her life as if his (invited/legal) surprise was harassment. Stop trying to force people into a negative mindset and project your experiences on an individual you know absolutely nothing about. In the context of a very positive video of this man and his teacher, no one wants to hear the million ways it could have gone wrong.
I think people use the word Hero a little to much. Remarquable would have been better
he·ro /ˈhirō/ noun
1. a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.
I feel like helping over 300 inmates, people who a large portion of society has written off as "not worth it", get their GEDs and help them try to succeed in a system that is trying very hard to keep them from doing so, can be considered someone who embodies "noble qualities".
I said what I said
Alright, that got me. Definitely made me smile. Take my upvote and my gold
Tbh I found it on TikTok! Not my content but it made me smile...felt it deserved to be on here! If you have a tiktok feel free to follow the OP!
Can you find the link to his profile on Tiktok? This dude needs our love.
I've been following him on TikTok and this is the 2nd time I've seen one of his videos show up here on Reddit. He's very genuine, definitely worth checking out.
He does livestreams too. I joined one once, there was only 30 of us, so I got to hear him answer some of my questions. It was quite an eye opener!
Having been in prison twice, and knowing that there are some good people that work at the prisons, this was really heartwarming to see. You have no idea how many people come out of prison and just keep on going down the path that originally led them to prison in the first place. Its called recidivism. I'm glad to see this gentleman acting as such; a gentleman.
Really, this is very touching.
That's because prisons are fuxking garbage and they make people worse after they get out.
Prison should be reform not only punishment
That feel when you wanna say "wish there were more people like her" but then you think "why not be more like her?". Definitely a level to aspire to.
Yes! Those 300 prisoners she helped were inspired to do just that!
More prisons need people like her.
this makes me so happy thank you for making my day
She is such a wonderful soul. I'm blubbering and smiling at the same time. We need more people like her, and him.
Once again Made Me Smile, made me cry.
This is wonderful.
damn i need a hug like that
That’s such a world-class hug, she just radiates warmth.
Nice video but kinda creepy if ex cons can find your address so easily. What is one held a grudge. They could clearly already be dangerous.
That was my original thought too, but he mentions he ran into her roommate. There’s some more intimate knowledge of each other’s lives, if he knows who her roommate is, and/or there was also some sort of affirmation that this situation was ok.
But if I’m wrong. I’d be freaked the fuck out!
Not gonna lie, with my paranoid ass mind if I opened the door and saw a former convict student I would immediately think "prison break" and rush them inside so they don't get caught.
Alright. Who the hell is cutting onions???
I would love to imagine so guy scuttling around in the shadows cutting onions near you while cackling with glee at his evil plans.
I mean, he only appears on threads that balance out the sometimes-shittiness of reddit.
I'm not saying correlation = causation, but maybe his plot is to make everyone feel better :)
Why the fuck does someone always have to say this
Because people are afraid to admit they cry. It’s quite toxic, honestly. Just admit you’re crying. It’s NORMAL.
You guys realize it’s just a lighthearted way to bring up the fact that they’re crying right? You’re chasing shadows trying to have something to be mad at
First time I ever use it and this happens lol
No I just wish people were more okay with saying something made them emotional. We don’t need to code that in some vernacular baby, emotions are all right.
I guess we’ve just heard that phrase in different contexts! because to me it reads as a pretty definite “this made me emotional” analogy thing
Yeah but why the analogy? Why not just say “hey, this made me tear up a little bit people!” I get what you mean though, in the end the same goal is accomplished but in my opinion it’s a somewhat cringeworthy redditism.
Well I guess your opinion is just a bummer lol
You spelt "onions" wrong...
So yea. Was just trying to be funny over here. I have absolutely no probably telling people I get emotional. Have a vagina. Cry over dumb shit all the time lol
Definitely made me smile and believe that the system can and does work for those who wants to accept the help given.
Yeah I hope that isn’t your takeaway. The system is so messed up.
I mean, statistically speaking, he would be an outlier.
personal responsibility isn't really a popular personality trait, if it was less people would reoffend.
You learn more from failure than from success. Don’t let it stop you. Failure builds character
Pornhub - write that down
21 years man I hope the guy killed someone for that long sentence and it ain't some goddamn retarted drug sentence
I’m sorry what?You hope a person was killed?
For a 21 year sentence? I mean what else could he have done?
It's not that I'm saying I hope someone died but I do hope he did something severe to get that many years in prison. 21 years is a loooooooong time
He's a black dude in the US.
Probably an overdue library book or jaywalking.
Lol yeah you propably right
So fucked up
He did. His tik tok has a news article that says he was convicted of murder.
I read elsewhere that he was convicted for felony murder. Basically you don’t need to actually kill anyone for that. If you are participating in a specified felony (e.g., robbery — classification varies by state) and someone dies, you can be charged for murder. Even if you are just an accomplice and had no knowledge or intent that a death would occur, and even though there was no homicidal action on your end.
Idk the circumstances of his situation, but felony murder is a rough charge.
Yeah, I’ve read a lot of felony murder cases. Some of them sound less culpable than others like in your example. And in some of them, they’re far more complicit and active in the murder than the charge title let’s on.
Yup for sure. Can go either way. Just saying that a felony murder conviction doesn’t give much info of culpability and what happened on its face.
Either way I think it is a silly charge. Like I imagine it was enacted for deterrent interests? But like, if someone doesn’t intend a death, I hardly see how this is a deterrent. Idk I’d like to see empirics, maybe there is some causal reduction in weapons taken in the commission of a felony? But I kinda doubt it
I mean I think it CAN be a silly charge depending on the circumstances but in my opinion there’s plenty of times the charge is warranted. I don’t think a straight forward murder charge is an deterrent to anyone.
Yea I understand that. But I mean, if someone can’t be charged under our existing murder or manslaughter laws, then that should be it. Like felony murder is just how we get around the intent prong to make strict liability, and tbh I think strict liability imposed in the context of a murder charge is just unbelievably severe. The point of strict liability is also deterrence, and if there is no deterrent effect, I think it doesn’t make sense. I’d be a bit more on-board if the requisite felonies uniformly included the possession of a deadly weapon. But yea I see your point
I know why he went to see her
Had to double check the subreddit before clicking play, anyone else? Lol.
I'm sorry for being that guy but: fuck me she hot. And he to for that matter.