JOHNNY STROZIER KEEPING IT REAL - Fridays, 3pmEST
Johnny Strozier was incarcerated in Georgia prisons for 46 years (from 1968 to 2013), with 15 of them served in solitary confinement. He was initially arrested at age 6, when he and friends burglarized an Atlanta warehouse to steal cigarettes for family members and candy. He was imprisoned at age 10. His sentence was lengthened to 90 years after cutting a prison guard. Strozier's warden told him he would never exit prison alive because he escaped and was involved in gang activity, but Strozier changed. He became a Christian in the 1980s. Strozier got active in church and also gained his high school deploma while still incarcerated. He also got married in 2005, became a certified cook and certified brick mason. Since prison release, Strozier works, counsels youths, completed reentry programs, and attends church twice or more times weekly. Strozier's last cellmate in Macon Prison was Atlanta child killer Wayne Williams.
Strozier will share information about reentry opportunities, the importance of avoiding behavior that leads to incarceration, and he plans interviews with persons who can share valuable information that will improve lives of former inmates and at-risk youths. Strozier is available for speaking engagements. Email JohnnyR.Strozier@gmail.com
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