Click on the image to access this episode! “It makes me feel good to know there are people out there who are praying for me.”
In the second half of our two-part interview with Rick Wershe Jr., more famously known as White Boy Rick, Mr. Wershe Jr. reveals what life after prison – and as one of the most high profile returning citizens in the world – is really like.
Although his story of being coerced and set up by the FBI as a child is full of injustice, Mr. Wershe Jr. is focused on forgiveness rather than bitterness. He opens up about how much the support from others has meant to him, and what he plans to do next.
“We have to think about who we’re afraid of versus who we’re mad at.” Dr. Sheryl Kubiak of Wayne State University and the Center for Behavioral Health and Justice, as well as Safe & Just Michigan, also joins us and asks us to remember the rehabilitation aspect of prison.
This powerful episode will make you rethink the role that incarceration plays in our society and find inspiration in the tenacity of the human spirit.