This Months Videos

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Land of the Prisons

The United States is the global leader in incarceration. Today, more than 1.5 million Americans are incarcerated in state and federal prisons, a figure that has quintupled since 1980. Adding in jails, the number of Americans who are behind bars rises to 2.2 million. One in three U.S. adults has been arrested by age 23. … Read More

F5 Project Press Release of Breakfast Fundraiser

FARGO, N.D. (Jan. 30, 2016) – F5 Project, a volunteer-run, non-profit organization that provides support services to former inmates in Cass County, will be hosting a breakfast fundraiser from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2 at the Dakota Medical Foundation, 4141 28th Ave. S. in Fargo. Attendees will have the opportunity to … Read More

The day I connected with my dad

Last week the question was asked in jail “Stand up if you grew up without your dad” and roughly 90% of the room stood up. Then it was asked “How many of you have kids” and the same gentlemen stood up plus a few others.  There was 50 men in that room, and almost all … Read More

It starts with employers

Tonight was a special night for F5 Project. Normally on Wednesday nights, a few speakers and myself bring a meeting into the jail. This meeting usually is meant to help encourage inmates, and let them know they are not alone. “We have been in your shoes” is the reoccurring theme every week. What better people … Read More

Felon Entrepreneurs

I once heard that if you have a job, you are not a true Entrepreneur. Im sure that Gary Vaynerchuk came up with that to create clicks on his video. So lets run with it for a bit, even though I disagree with it. Its like saying you’re only a true parent if you are … Read More


Felons listen up. This is your weekly #HustleHarder post. You have a bunch of crimes on your background check. Your work history is spotty. Credit check is screwed. And… now you want a career. Most employment agencies wont even help you. Well, maybe if you want daily labor pay or something. Good luck with that. … Read More

17 Below Help

Many of you know that a few weeks ago, Chris started staying on my couch. After picking him up in Minneapolis, we stopped at Burger King and I noticed something after we were done eating. He grabbed my trash and his and threw it away. He held the door open for both of us when … Read More

(A)im to (F)ail

If you would’ve asked me the day I got sober what I wanted in life, I would’ve said “I just want to see my kids and not drink anymore”. But, I would’ve be lying, kinda. I knew that getting sober and seeing my kids were not going to happen. For me to see my kids, I … Read More