Escaping The Gang: An Ex-Blood’s Story

Not his real name, “Tom” barely survived the last twelve years he faced in prison for armed robbery. A former member of L.A.’s “Bloods” gang, “Tom” never had goals or direction outside of his life on the streets. Today, he considers himself rehabilitated. He performs volunteer work for local churches and speaks to young people about the seduction of gang culture. What “Tom” asks for now is an opportunity to continue to prove himself and earn an honest living.

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An internet image. “Tom” is determined to protect his anonymity.

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Joel Eisenberg is an award-winning author, screenwriter, and producer. The Oscar in the profile pic isn’t his but he’s scheming. WGA and Pen America member.

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