How has TLM positively impacted your life? - De'Markus Matthews
The Last Mile set me apart within the prison system in many ways, most importantly by giving me hope. Before The Last Mile, waking up every day was the same. Going to sleep was the best part of the day and waking up was the worst part of the day. That quickly changed when I was accepted into the Last Mile.
The impact of TLM after my release has greatly impacted my life in so many ways. Being released back into my old community and seeing a lot of the same problems that produced the mindset that landed me in prison was now perceived differently. I looked at these circumstances as bugs in my application that could be solved. I began seeking solutions in problems that, before TLM, I didn’t know how to solve. Outside of encountering bugs in my life, I now possessed a tool that made me a “need” in this new world of the Internet of Things. I now feel valued by the compensation that I receive for my hard work.