Tyler Perry supplied a job to a former inmate, who the Fulton County District Legal professional’s workplace not too long ago let loose after he was sentenced to life in jail for a drug cost.
The Atlanta Journal-Structure experiences District Legal professional Paul Howard celebrated his workplace’s new Conviction Integrity Unit at a banquet at Tyler Perry Studios. There, he introduced the discharge of Darrell Corridor, 52, who was despatched to jail in 1991 for all times for having “two grams of cocaine.”
In the course of the occasion, the Atlanta Journal-Structure reported Howard mentioned: “I’m nearly ashamed to inform you what he was convicted for.” He paused for a second earlier than including that the conviction for possession with intent to distribute with a life sentence was as a consequence of “Two grams of cocaine.”
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After Corridor was launched on Dec. 13, Howard mentioned he heard the previous inmate was having hassle discovering a job, in response to the Atlanta Journal-Structure, and the DA’s workplace reached out to Perry for assist.
The Atlanta Journal-Structure experiences that on the occasion, Howard referred to as Corridor on stage and informed him, “Mr. Perry says you can begin to work on Monday.”
Corridor was shocked by the information and easily mentioned, “It’s a blessing,” the Atlanta Journal-Structure experiences.
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It’s unclear what Corridor’s new job will probably be, however, the Atlanta Journal-Structure experiences that Howard handed him a slip of paper with the title and variety of a person who Perry mentioned might fill him in on the work.
Based on the Atlanta Journal-Structure, the occasion’s keynote speaker was former Atlanta Mayor and U.N. Ambassador Andrew Younger, who praised the DA’s workplace.
“Now we have acquired to proceed to excellent this method,” Younger mentioned, citing generations of systemic racism and poverty as drivers of injustice within the justice system, the Atlanta Journal-Structure experiences. “And we’ve acquired a protracted technique to go.”
BET reached out to the DA’s Conviction Integrity Unit and Tyler Perry Studios for remark.
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