Friday, June 13, 2014

Johnny Strozier Keeping It Real

Johnny Strozier is on the air! Strozier was incarcerated in 1968 and remained behind bars for 46 years. The reformed man is enjoying his first year of freedom. Strozier's experiences during his lifetime behind bars are relayed on "Human Rights Demand" Blogtalkradio broadcasts every Friday at 6:30pm EDT. Strozier's final eight months in Macon Prison, he was a cellmate to the famous Atlanta child killer Wayne Williams. Listen at (347) 857-3293 or by computer (our "Human Rights Demand" tapes are available for listening any time). The inspiring June 13th show:

On July 31, 2014, Strozier will celebrate his first year of freedom since age 10. Strozier was in the Georgia prison system from 1968 until 2013. He is a Christian who desires to help youths avoid incarceration and encourage people who are reentering society to stay on the right track. He works, attends church regularly, is married, and excited over being a free adult for the very first time. Please call and congratulate Strozier next Friday on air at "Human Rights Demand" channel on Blogtalkradio.

We recognize that 90 percent of the nation's inmates have a release date in their folders. If all of them exited prison with Strozier's attitude, society would be greatly improved. Unfortunately, released prisoners have a 67.5 percent recidivism rate. Our correctional institutions must shift the focus to rehabilitation rather than punishment to improve released prisoners' chances of success. 

Strozier worked for many years while incarcerated. In Georgia, prison laborers receive zero pay and only $25 upon release. In a few days, a fundraiser will be added to this article to collect a welcome home gift for Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Strozier in recognition of his first anniversary as a free man. Donations of any amount would be appreciated. Johnny Strozier is available for speaking engagements. His theme is personal responsibility. Please email him at

UPDATE July 3, 2014: As promised, the url below leads to the "Johnny Strozier Reentry Fund." You'll love it! 

Johnny Strozier accepts personal responsibility for his prison sentence, although he was incarcerated before the age of accountability. Strozier's sentence was lengthened numerous times after his arrest. As a youngster growing up behind bars, he escaped numerous times, joined a prison gang, and even assaulted a guard. At one point, Strozier was on death row, but the guard lived and so did Strozier. Strozier's warden told him that he would never exit prison except in a coffin, but Strozier's outlook changed in the 1980's when he became a Christian. He then recognized that people must renew their minds in order to change their lives. Lucky for him, the Georgia Pardons and Parole Board and his warden noticed Johnny's turnaround and gave him a second chance.

On each of Strozier's radio broadcasts, he says if a man will think right, he will act right and obtain the right results. Strozier relayed the story about his spiritual conversion that he credits with eventually leading to his prison release. Hear Strozier's debut broadcast of June 3, 2014, archived at Blogtalkradio for listening at any time.

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Congratulations to all ex-offenders who demonstrate a determination to change their lives and remain free. Congratulations to families, communities, religious groups, and all organizations that support ex-offenders' reentry opportunities. Many thanks to criminal defense attorneys who make reentry possible for wrongfully accused defendants and convicted persons by your winning defense. Thanks to government officials who fund reentry programs and otherwise work to reduce mass incarceration in the USA. When released prisoners are successful, society is improved for us all. A reduced crime rate equals safer communities and a decrease in the nation's prison budget.
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