For Us, By Us
New Orleans is fortunate to have the combined strength of three wrongfully convicted men who have left Angola to be pillars of the community: Norris Henderson, John Thompson, and Calvin Duncan. These three work together in many ways. After the success of Resurrection After Exoneration (RAE, co-founded by John Thompson), Norris and Calvin decided to launch The First 72+, with a recognition of those first three days after release. Those 72 hours can make or break someone's future.
This concept of people who have "been there, done that" being the best mentors and supporters should be obvious. VOTE is currently seeking funding to replicate this first house and 90-day program.
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