Family ReEntry’s mission is to develop, implement, and share innovative, sustainable, cost-effective solutions to the unprecedented numbers of people involved in the criminal justice system.
On March 13th Family ReEntry proudly presents Dewey Bozella who will share his story of conviction.
Meet Dewey Bozella...
Dewey Bozella was wrongfully imprisoned for murder in 1983 – a crime he did not commit. Unyielding in his innocence, Bozella never gave up fighting- both in and out of the ring. While in prison Bozella became a model prisoner. Through it all, Bozella found strength and purpose through boxing, becoming the light heavyweight champion of Sing Sing Prison. He was offered more than four separate chances for an early release if he would admit guilt, but Bozella consistently refused to accept freedom under such conditions. Through fierce determination and perseverance, he was finally exonerated in 2009.
On October 15, 2011 he won his first and only professional boxing match, a dream he has been fight for his entire life. Today he is the recipient of the 2011 ESPN Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Watch the video here.
Join us for a wonderful evening and hear Dewey Bozella’s fascinating story of conviction, courage and freedom. Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres will be served.
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For more information, and sponsorship opportunities please contact Milena Kotara, at (203) 838-0496 ext. 100, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org