Don grew up in the projects of Newark, Delaware. His father and two brothers were all in and out of prison during his youth. As a convicted felon, his father could never find a job, so he continually returned to selling and using drugs.
From a young age, Don saw that African American and Hispanic people were treated differently by the police. Fed up with racial profiling and angered at the lack of resources provided to recently released inmates, Don is ready to take a stand. He wants to enter this program in order to help African American inmates get better access to education and resources for rehabilitation while they are inside the system.
Not only does Don want to inspire his fellow inmates, he also wants to observe the guards and expose any mistreatment or abuse of power. Don believes that the system has failed African Americans. He wants to join the program in order to uncover discrimination, unite the inmates, and learn how to actively fight recidivism and the escalating trends of convicted black men in America.
The Colonel believes Don will be able to easily relate to the inmate population in Fulton County and hopefully inspire them to take their rehabilitation seriously.