On Saturday, in Sacramento, was an amazing awards ceremony featuring the Life After Time video series premiere and the Recharge Beyond the Bars Re-Entry Game.
The event was co-hosted by Carl Robinson of Black Zebra Charity as well as Leslie Robinson (no relation) of Trance4mation Nation who created Recharge to facilitate former incarcerated people to help them reconnect with their family and friends through ice breaker questions.
The Life After Time Video Series “provides an authentic and intimate window into the experience of life lived behind bars, and the human toll this experience exacts on human beings, while offering a solution to heal the wounds of incarceration for those impacted.”
“This series asks questions from the Recharge Beyond the Bars Communication game, (www.rechargethegame.com) presently utilized in 90 prisons and jails, and numerous community organizations, as well as amongst friends and family. Recharge is portable, inexpensive, and easily facilitated and utilized by people directly impacted, with minimal to no training. Outcomes have proven decreased feelings of isolation, increased communication and social skills, understanding and processing of trauma and life experiences, more trust in others, connection, and much more.
“Millions of individuals and family members have been deeply impacted by incarceration, with no way to process or to heal these traumatic experiences,
or to bridge gaps with one another. We are offering a proven resource, presently utilized by thousands of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people,
through which “each one can heal one.” Let us bring healing to the invisible wounds borne by tens of millions of our brothers and sisters.”
Archie Williams, who spent 37 years wrongly convicted and has made a national name on America’s Got Talent, sung at the event.
The award ceremony featured a number of former incarcerated people who are doing amazing work trying to give back to their communities. Some like Jeffrey Deskovic are wrongly convicted, while others were incarcerated for crimes committed but are now committed to helping others avoid their fate.
Listen to their amazing stories of heartache and redemption.