The Second Chance Club

The Second Chance Club


  • Release: 2021-02-16
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 304 page
  • ISBN: 9781982128609
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A former parole officer shines a bright light on a huge yet hidden part of our justice system through the intertwining stories of seven parolees striving to survive the chaos that awaits them after prison in this illuminating and dramatic book. Prompted by a dead-end retail job and a vague desire to increase the amount of justice in his hometown, Jason Hardy became a parole officer in New Orleans at the worst possible moment. Louisiana’s incarceration rates were the highest in the US and his department’s caseload had just been increased to 220 “offenders” per parole officer, whereas the national average is around 100. Almost immediately, he discovered that the biggest problem with our prison system is what we do—and don’t do—when people get out of prison. Deprived of social support and jobs, these former convicts are often worse off than when they first entered prison and Hardy dramatizes their dilemmas with empathy and grace. He’s given unique access to their lives and a growing recognition of their struggles and takes on his job with the hope that he can change people’s fates—but he quickly learns otherwise. The best Hardy and his colleagues can do is watch out for impending disaster and help clean up the mess left behind. But he finds that some of his charges can muster the miraculous power to save themselves. By following these heroes, he both stokes our hope and fuels our outrage by showing us how most offenders, even those with the best intentions, end up back in prison—or dead—because the system systematically fails them. Our focus should be, he argues, to give offenders the tools they need to re-enter society which is not only humane but also vastly cheaper for taxpayers. As immersive and dramatic as Evicted and as revelatory as The New Jim Crow, The Second Chance Club shows us how to solve the cruelest problems prisons create for offenders and society at large.

2nd Chance

2nd Chance


  • Release: 2012-08-01
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 56 page
  • ISBN: 9781479700752
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A young man experiences a life changing experience when he and a friend decided to smoke weed one day after class. The young man finds himself undergoing a series of strange so called hallucinations. But after a hard felt conversation with someone dear to him, he begins to change his ways and start a new, thinking about his future and what he s going to do with his new life after a second chance at living.

2nd Chance

2nd Chance


  • Release: 2002-03-04
  • Publisher: Little, Brown
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 400 page
  • ISBN: 0759527075
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A brutal madman sprays bullets into a crowd of children leaving a San Francisco church. Miraculously-or was it intentionally?-only one person dies. Then an elderly black woman is hung. Police homicide inspector Lindsay Boxer senses a connection and together with medical examiner Claire, assistant D. A. Jill, and Chronicle reporter Cindy, finds a link that sends a chill through the entire nation. This killer's motives are unspeakable. A Main Selection of The Literary Guild®, of Book-of-the-Month Club®, of Doubleday Book Club®, and of The Mystery Guild®

2nd Chance

2nd Chance


  • Release: 2010-11
  • Publisher: Xulon Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 86 page
  • ISBN: 9781612154695
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When in high school teen falls into a temptation of choosing his drug addition over his school education, he fails school. When he survives a fatal drug overdose, he learns that God gave him....a 2nd chance.Cedric Clewis is a born again Christian & lives in Spencer, Oklahoma.

Hope for a 2Nd Chance

Hope for a 2Nd Chance


  • Release: 2013-03-04
  • Publisher: Booktango
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, page
  • ISBN: 9781468925258
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Need a better life? Need to get rid of the hurts and harms that defeat you? Want to live life to the fullest? Find out how by reading this book. Exciting and dramatic lives that changed.

Paradise Found

Paradise Found


  • Release: 2012-12-08
  • Publisher: Mary Campisi Books, LLC
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 255 page
  • ISBN: 9781938786259
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Sometimes we’re lucky enough to get that second chance – in life and in love. That Second Chance Series are stand-alone stories of strong women who battle heartache and loss with a courage and determination to find new paths and true love. What ties them together? A common theme: belief in the beauty of that second chance. Paradise Found is Book Four of That Second Chance Series. How does one see truly—with the heart or with the eyes? Matt Brandon has it all—wealth, power, looks, and talent. Women want him; men want to be like him. When a freak ski accident strips him of one of life’s most basic needs—his sight—he struggles to accept the possibility that his blindness may be permanent. Enter psychologist Sara Hamilton, a woman who has known her own share of grief and loss and may just be the one person who can help Matt redefine his new world. Sara is every woman’s woman—she’s not a toothpick or a Cosmo girl, has never been prom queen, or dated the blond-haired god with the big white teeth. She’s honest and decent and real…and lives on the perimeter, applauding her patients’ successes, nursing them through their failures, but never acknowledging or accepting what she lacks in her own life. She’s loved and lost once and has been so emotionally scarred, she’s not willing to risk those feelings again. Of course, she’s never met a man like Matt Brandon. As Matt and Sara explore the delicate balance between “blind” trust and hope, they will discover that sometimes you have to lose everything to find what you are truly looking for… That Second Chance Series:Book One: Pulling Home (Also prequel to A Family Affair: The Promise)Book Two: The Way They Were (Also prequel to A Family Affair: The Secret)Book Three: Simple Riches (Also prequel to A Family Affair: Winter)Book Four: Paradise FoundBook Five: Not Your Everyday HousewifeBook Six: The Butterfly Garden

You Rise Glorious

You Rise Glorious


  • Release: 2016-09-20
  • Publisher: WaterBrook
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 9781601428561
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A powerful message of hope for anyone burdened by regret and everyone who longs for a fresh start. What if I told you that you and your not-so-perfect story have been invited to experience the joy of second chance living. Your critics and nay-sayers and those negative voices in your head have defined who you are and stolen your hopeful future for far too long! The insecurity, shame, and judgment—That stops today. This simple guide will show you how your imperfect life matters in ways you never thought possible. It will help you see your scars, flaws, and failures as unfair advantages and gifts that you can bring to the world. Foster's examination of hope is one part challenge, two parts encouragement. He forces the reader to ask the following questions: How did I lose it? How do I get? How do I give it? Each question is broken down into core concepts that are essential to a life devoted to the power of second chances: awareness, discovery, ownership, forgiveness, acceptance and freedom. Packed full of unfiltered honesty and simple next steps, this manifesto for prodigals, imperfectionists, and hopesters will help you discover beauty in the brokenness.