Life After Prison Speech Outline

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Specific Purpose Statement: To invite my audience to see the different viewpoints involved with life after prison in the U.S. Thesis: Those who were once in incarceration live with the title of being a former convict the rest of their life. I wish to explore their lives after incarceration and I hope to find the differing opinions some of you may have on those that have re-joined our community. Pattern of Organization: Multiple Perspective Pattern Introduction [Attention-Getter] How would you feel knowing you were standing behind a convict in line at a grocery store? Would it make you scared? Uncomfortable? Would you consider going to a different line or shopping elsewhere? It is hard for some to move past the idea that a person did…show more content…
[Establish credibility] In my three years of working at Verrill Farm, a little shop for families to bring their children to purchase sandwiches and to go strawberry picking, I had the opportunity to work with three men who were in prison. James, Domonique, and Michael. Verrill Farm is partners with a local prison to allow inmates to work in our store for their final year before they are free. This allows them to earn money and get back on track before they return home. These men would work 8 plus hours a day, multiple days a week, and at the end of their shift return to the prison. After working with these men for months, you begin to look past the societal mask they are forced to wear due to their past mistakes, and begin to see them as real genuine people. [Thesis and Preview] Life after prison affects all realms of a community. Through the process of leaving prison, to jobs, and to living conditions, I hope we have a better understanding on life after incarceration from this
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