Trouble Doesn’t Last: Incarceration to Advocacy w/Doris Bullock

In this episode, we delve into the inspiring journey of Dr. Doris Bullock, Interim Chief Program Officer of Arise Collective. Dr. Bullock shares her personal experience of incarceration and the profound inequities she observed and experienced within the justice system. After serving ten and a half years of a life sentence (with the possibility of parole in 20 years) for a crime she did not commit, she earned a doctorate degree, dedicating herself to giving back to those transitioning from incarceration. Dr. Bullock passionately discusses how the organization’s work inspires her, particularly in reducing recidivism rates, which benefits both families and our communities. She also addresses the harmful biases and stigma faced by justice-involved individuals, emphasizing how these perceptions hinder their chances for a fresh start and the importance of supporting second chances for a stronger, more inclusive society.