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Raw Executive Director

So, in the past I didn’t make the best of decisions. Many of those decisions affected my kids. For starters I would go from job to job and never pay my child support. I racked up huge arrears due to being a crappy dad and not taking care of my own kiddos. At one point … Read More

Chiseled Grace

Full transparency, this may piss people off. But it’s on my heart. I have a guy that I am mentoring that got two DUIs this week. I met him a while back when he came to us looking for a place to live and we obviously took a chance. (I always think it’s funny that … Read More

Criminal Record Seal Law North Dakota

Until recently, there has been no process in North Dakota for citizens who have been convicted of non-violent and/or non-sexual offenses to have their convictions sealed from public viewing regardless of how long ago the offenses happened or how minor they were. However, a new law that becomes effective on August 1, 2019, fixes that … Read More

One Participants Story..

Aron Ogden watched the door of his jail cell close, sure that he was destined for a life behind bars. For many people, doors symbolize a new beginning. For Aron, the locking sound of the cell reinforced a story he told himself many times over. He was certain he would die behind bars. By the … Read More

F5 Christmas Dinner

All employees and participants both past and present, your families and the pubic were invited to 2019 Holiday Dinner. Hosted by Kris Carlson and F5! We had an amazing turnout! F5 Family wishes you and yours a HAPPY HOLIDAY season!   

Can I vote or have my felonies removed? Am I truly free?

There has been a ton of new laws added in a variety of states. Especially North Dakota as it relates to the restoration of rights to those formerly incarcerated. Below you will find what the Federal, and a few state guidelines for that. Support F5 Project by wearing our gear!! Federal: Loss & restoration of … Read More

Response to Dickinson Press article

Prison candy… See I can do clickbait titles too.. This is in response to the recent article “ From pizza parties to game nights: Internal documents, statements reveal allegations of reform failure at North Dakota state prison” “Internal documents, surveys, and statements suggest otherwise” this is the first comment made by a reporter that is … Read More

Awesome F*&$ing Story – F5 Project

  A raw inside look at F5 Project. Please share this video. Felons helping felons return to the city they came from. Our staff is the lived expereince that is so badly needed with re-entry. Awesome F*$%king Story Credits: Notion Media F5 Project Folks in Doc: Kristy Johnson, Ben Stechmann, Braden Sipe, Adam Martin, David … Read More