53 min

Reformed Rascals, and a Lesson for the Rest of Us The Whole Person Revolution

    • Society & Culture

Sometimes it’s the people we assume are the most broken that have the most to teach. The Other Side Academy is a life-training school for people with long criminal and addiction histories. Students commit to a minimum of a two-year residency — many as an alternative to incarceration — and from there undergo one of the most rigorous regimens of moral recalibration out there. The community's secret to thriving? 200% accountability. As we all wrestle these days with heightened questions of authority and trust, power and truth, justice, and reform, this school of former felons has something to say.

Sometimes it’s the people we assume are the most broken that have the most to teach. The Other Side Academy is a life-training school for people with long criminal and addiction histories. Students commit to a minimum of a two-year residency — many as an alternative to incarceration — and from there undergo one of the most rigorous regimens of moral recalibration out there. The community's secret to thriving? 200% accountability. As we all wrestle these days with heightened questions of authority and trust, power and truth, justice, and reform, this school of former felons has something to say.

53 min

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