Season 2, Episode 12: Walking in My Shoes: Transitioning from Prison to the Community – Part 5- With Huwe Burton
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The United States Department of Justice reports that over 650,000 people are released from prison every year. Unfortunately, studies show that approximately two-thirds of those released will likely be rearrested within three years. The Workforce Wire podcast series, “Walking in My Shoes”, features returning citizens who have successfully transitioned from incarceration and identify, in their words, why they were successful, why many are not successful, and what can be done to decrease the recidivism rates of returning citizens. In the final episode of the Walk in My Shoes series we will explore the life of a returning citizen who was convicted of a crime, served time and was INNOCENT!
Part 5 features Huwe Burton, a Bronx native, who was wrongfully convicted of murdering his mother in 1991 and sentenced to 15 years to life in prison at just 16 years old. After spending more than 20 years wrongfully incarcerated, Burton was released on parole in 2009 with the help of the famed Innocence Project. In January of 2019 Burton was finally exonerated. Learn about Huwes experience, journey and reflection as a wrongfully convicted returning citizen.