Saturday June 6, 2020

Life and death lessons

Former drug dealer Kevin Shird is trying to prevent the next generation from making his mistakes

21st August, 2016
Kevin Shird in the present day

Life so far has been a turbulent journey for Kevin Shird. From the drug-fuelled violence of the streets of Baltimore to the gang warfare of California’s prisons, adversity and criminality have dogged him almost every step of the way.

His new book, Lessons of Redemption, is a frank chronicle of the experiences which shaped his life and ultimately allowed him to turn it around. In person, he speaks with a slow, soft American...

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