Antonio formerly served a 10-year sentence at a state DOC. Now he is an Associate Product Manager at ViaPath Technologies.
In this video, learn how rehabilitative education transformed Antonio’s life and helped break the cycle of incarceration.
Antonio never understood what it meant to be free until he wasn’t anymore.
At a young age, Antonio’s life took a difficult turn, and he began walking down a path of wrong decisions that eventually resulted in him losing his freedom and serving a 10-year sentence at a state Department of Corrections.
He knew that if we wanted to survive, if he wanted to move forward, he needed help.
Antonio’s story is similar to many peoples’ in the United States, but many don’t get a second chance. According to the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services (HHS), more than 600,000 individuals across the U.S. are released from state and federal prisons each year. The agency also reports that more than two-thirds of those released are likely to be re-arrested within three years due to a lack of rehabilitative education in prisons, reintegration skills, and employment opportunities.
But when Antonio discovered ViaPath Technology at his facility, everything changed.
More than 300,000 of ViaPath’s tablets reach nearly 500,000 incarcerated individuals across the United States. This technology allows people like Antonio to maintain contact with their loved ones, enroll in rehabilitation education programs tailored specifically for those justice-impacted and be better equipped to reintegrate back into society.
The process to change begins on the worst day. By providing incarcerated individuals with opportunities to improve, develop and grow, ViaPath is helping people get a second chance and have hope for a brighter tomorrow.
To learn more about how ViaPath is transforming corrections through its rehabilitative education services visit www.viapath.com.