Aunt uses program to fight for young man’s future
NEW ORLEANS — A local actor who turned his life around after going to prison, says “There can not be prison reform without education reform.”
Ameer Baraka says half of the inmates in one Louisiana state prison are dyslexic and can’t read. That’s what happened to him when he was young.
Now he’s part of a new group fighting to keep school-age children from that same path.