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    Daniel Jones is currently the Project Coordinator for the Michigan Collaborative to End Mass Incarceration (MI-CEMI). As a former Juvenile Lifer, Daniel served 23 years inside the Michigan Department of Corrections, and was involved with an organization called the National Lifer of America, Inc. (NLA). His involvement in the NLA enabled him, and a small group of others, to take on the task of creating a peer-to-peer, curriculum-based program to help other incarcerated individuals navigate their way through the parole process. With guidance and support from American Friends Service Committee, “The Personal Enrichment & Parole Readiness Program” was created and facilitated at four prisons – prior to COVID-19 – and modules from the curriculum are still sent to people currently incarcerated, as a means of self-help. Since his release in March of 2019, Daniel has co-facilitated two national convenings – the first in July of 2019, in Detroit, on “Ending Perpetual Punishment”; and the second in November of 2019, in Washington D.C., to “Unlock The Box”. Daniel has also completed a three-day training with Emergent Strategies Institute, has done speaking engagements at MSU Law School, University of Michigan, and Central Michigan University, has started a small business, and is making the most of his second chance.