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Former prisoners offered a second chance as returning citizens in Detroit

Posted at 6:02 PM, Mar 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-28 18:02:27-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A second chance - isn’t that something we all deserve?

The city of Detroit is making it a reality for dozens of returning citizens, giving them an opportunity to begin again, putting them work to help rebuild the city and their lives.

Moving from prison to prosperity is possible. I witnessed it through the eyes of Paul Young.

The 49-year-old Detroiter spent 30 years of his life locked behind bars for murder. Young was involved in activities that, unfortunately, cost someone their life when he was a teenager.

Young is now a person who works for the good, a problem solver, an employee of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department.

The City of Detroit has made a choice to offer people second chances.

Right now, there are more than 50 returning citizens working in various departments throughout the Motor City.

So, do not allow what you perceive to be a limitation limit you.

Anything is possible. Look at Paul and others like him.

If you are ready to take that step towards success, visit Training and job placement: detroitatwork.com & DWSD: detroitmi.gov/DWSD or detroitmi.gov (search Project Clean Slate)