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Armed or equipped? Spencer O. at TEDxMonroeCorrectionalComplex

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Every prisoner who occupies a bunk in our prisons is being armed for failure or equipped for success. Our current paradigm of warehouse incarceration arms those reentering our communities with the equation for failure; higher education inside prison equips those same people with an equation for success. Spencer emphasizes the importance of education in prison by sharing some of his transformative journey.

Bio: Caring, kind, driven and joyful: just a few of many words I identify with. I'm a lover and a fighter: I love people and enjoy creating positive social connections, and I'm not inclined to back down from a constructive challenge. I have a strong entrepreneurial spirit that I utilize every day to foster an atmosphere of enthusiasm and success for myself and everyone around me. I believe life is about learning, growth and prosperity in every area: spiritual, relational, physical and mental—I do my best to live each day accordingly. Life truly is beautiful!

About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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