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Second Chances: From Juvenile Lifer to Freedom & Law School

A project in Spokane, WA by Jeremiah Bourgeois

Funding Unsuccessful

After spending 27 years in prison, I now study law and want to publish my story of redemption as a book. #CriminalJusticeReform #BLM
Backers: 150
Average Pledge Per Backer: $279

Funded: $41,848 of $106,250
Dates: Nov 10th -> Dec 10th (31 days)
Project By: Jeremiah Bourgeois
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Latest News

Success Comes in Many Forms: The Road Ahead

December 10th - via:
Dear Backers, Thank you for supporting me throughout this Kickstarter. You backed my project at all levels, from $1 to $5,000 and more. As of this writing you pledged $41,848 combined. While it is near impossible at this point to reach the funding... (Read More)

With One Day To Go, a Note of Gratitude to My Backers

December 9th - via:
38 hours before my Kickstarter ends and with the final result still uncertain, I know this: The encouragement I have received from people on social media and with pledges is priceless. So, for now, a big thank you to all of you for having my back and... (Read More)

Only One Week To Go: Please Help Us Reach the Finish Line and Make a Difference for Youth Justice

December 3rd - via:
What Happened Last Week 1. Media and publications Yesterday, a widely-received NPR radio show in Los Angeles, Larry Mantle's AirTalk on 89.3 KPCC, had me on to share my experience as a minor in the criminal justice system. The 35-minute segment dealt... (Read More)

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26th - via:
As I celebrate my second Thanksgiving after being released from prison last year, I have much to be grateful for. Special thanks go to: My family and my fiancée for always believing in me (I love you, Mom! I love you, A.!) The organizations,... (Read More)

How My Memoir Will Help Others and Who Will Benefit: Q&A About My Goals and Plans

November 24th - via:
Since starting this project on Kickstarter, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about my planned memoir and how it will help drive change. Here’s how I answered some of them.  Whom do you hope to help most with your memoir? At this point, I’m... (Read More)

#ProjectWeLove — Kickstarter Distinction for Second Chances

November 14th - via:
We have some great news to share: Kickstarter just selected Second Chances: From Juvenile Lifer to Freedom & Law School as a "Project We Love." This is their way of highlighting, in their own words, "brilliant examples of creativity." What an... (Read More)

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