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"Waiting to be me" is a re-entry story about a man named Salladeen that served 40 years in prison for a crime I believe he did not commit. While in prison he earned degrees in marketing and hospice care. he then spent the next 35 years caring for men dying of Cancer and HIV AIDS in prison. 

 

Salladeen was released with no ID or birth certificate to a homeless shelter in Manhattan where he is on parole for the rest of his life. He has no contact with his family and can not look for them because he believes they reside in New Jersy which is another state.

 

He is not the only person to face this issue. Its estimated that tens of thousands of inmates are released each year without their ID.