A Second Chance At Life
My name is MAURICE JENKINS, I’m a 31 yr old African-American man Incarcerated in the Federal Bureau of Prisons. My story begins at the age of 18, when I was arrested and convicted for one count of interference with commerce and received a total term of 217 months.
At the time of my arrested, I was an unemployed high school drop out with three unborn children. Having let down myself, my family and children as well as my community, I decided to utilize my incarceration to educate and better myself. On my road to self-rehabilitation, I know that it wouldn’t be an easy journey—as no challenge is ever with out it’s struggles, set backs, and obstacles. Yet, throughout it all, I have maintained an healthy and positive attitude in pursuit of a better life for my children and I.
To begin my journey, I turned toward getting an education. After receiving my G.E.D , I took up HVAC. I am now a certified HVAC technician. I also took CDL classes as well as a certified personal trainer course. I have completed both a course in college math and English.
I have also completed over 88 FBOP rehabilitation based programing. These include: Anger management, parenting, drug education, victim impact, personal growth.
In the 12 yrs of my incarceration I have made a drastic change of attitude towards life and others. I no longer believe crime is a way of life. In fact it is my belief that the criminal is a manufactured disease affecting our youth, families and community. To combat the criminal mentality, I have created a program called “PAPER FIGHT”. I have also written and published a book about my life and prison experiences called “ Thoughts from an Incarcerated mind”. I am currently working on a children’s book with my son. Before prison I was a liability to the community, now I am an asset. I have so much to offer our youth and community and wish to seek the help of my family, friends and the community in helping me achieve clemency. Thank you all who believe…
Jesup FCI Federal Correctional case manager a.harrison had this to say about MauriceJenkins 60137-019¿During inmate Jenkins's time at fci jesup, inmate Jenkins has used his time wisely. He has taken several educational courses and he has displayed a great work ethic with a positive attitude. He is a model inmate and he is a great example to other inmates. ¿When I think of someone that is reformed and ready for re-entry, inmate Jenkins embodies this ideal. He is ready for more responsibility and the ability to showcase his outstanding qualities in a positive light.