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ABOUT THE BOOK

To understand a journey, sometimes we have to go back to the beginning. This is a book for families, community leaders, and other stakeholders who are concerned about the impact of incarceration on individuals and families. If you have never experienced firsthand the incarceration of yourself or a loved one, this book with give you an empathetic, but realistic, look at a struggle that has become a national crisis. And if you are a family member of an inmate or an inmate yourself, Doing Time will give voice to a struggle that you know only too well. This book will teach you that together we can always move forward with hope, knowing that no matter where we come from, what we’ve been through, and what lies ahead, love endures.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Bettye L. Blaize is a mother of one son, grandmother of two, and great-grandmother of three who resides in Baltimore, Maryland. She was educated in Baltimore City Schools and continued her education at Strayer Business College, where she studied accounting. She started her career at Holiday Inn as a desk clerk and proudly worked her way up to the position of manager. She retired from the Holiday Inn after 29 proud years of service. Throughout her life, Bettye has had a passion for working with and encouraging young people, and it was this passion that led her to re-enter the workforce after retirement as an administrative assistant with the Urban Leadership Institute in Baltimore. In this role, Bettye managed many daily operations of the company and assisted co-founders David Miller and Dr. LaMarr D. Shields in their work in schools and non-profits throughout the country. She currently serves as the chief administration assistant for the Cambio Group, where she travels nationwide and contributes to the Cambio Group’s mission of affecting change at both the individual and systemic level in schools, non-profits, and government agencies. Bettye also works with the SPARK Center for Professional and Personal Renewal, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping teachers, social workers, and other change agents reignite their passions for their professions. When she’s not working or traveling, Bettye loves nothing more than spending time with her incredible family in Baltimore.

Terrence White is a loving husband to his beautiful wife Brandee White. He is the father of two lovely girls, Shantell and Alayah, and has three amazing grandchildren. He is a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and son whose commitment to his family surpasses all else in his life. Terrence was educated in both Catholic Schools and Baltimore County Schools and although he excelled in school at an early age, he lost his way during his teen years and as a result spent time in several correctional facilities. While locked up, Terrence became a part of a program call Youth Challenge, where he served as a facilitator and mentored young men who faced charges similar to his own. His involvement in this program opened his eyes to the power of mentorship and instilled in him a desire to give back to young men who found themselves involved in the criminal justice system at an early age. During his time, Terrence also earned his plumbing and construction licenses and graduated from these programs with a GPA of 3.7. Upon coming home, Terrence has fulfilled every major goal that he has set for himself, including earning his CDL license and landing a truck driving position with a major company. Terrence resides with his family in the Baltimore area.

ABOUT THE PUBLISHING COMPANY

Full Circle Press is a socially-conscious, purpose-driven independent publishing house with a deep commitment to contributing to the greater good through helping to write, edit, publish and market books that matter. We believe in changing the world one story at a time and we envision a world where quality books and literacy resources are available to all. We are educators at heart and are passionate about teaching what we know, sharing resources when and where we can, and empowering others to do and be better. Visit www.fullcirclepress. org to learn more about our products, programs and services.

CONTACT AUTHOR

To contact the book’s authors for book signings, speaking engagements, outreach efforts, and bulk book purchases, please reach out via email, phone, or the contact form! We’d love to hear from you.

 

 

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