On the pilot episode of Life in the Balance, we meet Danny Miller, a man sentenced to thirty years in prison at the age of seventeen after a fight with a friend turned deadly. When he gets out early on parol, he struggles to find a job in a society that seems more determined than ever to keep him on the sidelines. Host Aaron Henkin listens to Danny's life story - along with a panel of experts on post-incarceration - and asks, how and why does a man find himself in this situation, and what can we do to help?
Guests on this episode include:
Karl Alexander, founder and director of the Thurgood Marshall Alliance and former Johns Hopkins sociology professor. He wrote the book, The Long Shadow: Family Background, Disadvantaged Urban Youth, and the Transition to Adulthood.
Karen Stokes, CEO of Strong City Baltimore.