I served 15 years in prison and when I was released I was ready to move forward and build a new life. I filled out countless job applications and was willing to do anything legal, but no one would hire a convicted felon. One day I went to the New Haven Reentry Roundtable and asked the attending service providers if anyone there actually hired a convicted felon. Only one person, Dr. Sandra Martin, said yes. She Created "One Million Americans, Ltd." to help formerly incarcerated persons. I was the first person she hired. I am now the managing editor of OMA's website, Reentry Central.She gave me a chance when no one else would.