By: Kenya Chestnut
Jacob Pesendorfer was convicted of homicide and was sentenced to life imprisonment. He served twenty four years of his sentence before being pardoned. After being pardoned, Pesendorfer opened a woodworking shop in New Jersey. From his experiences in prison, he learned that prisoners should be given a second chance. He employed former prisoners at his woodworking shop.
From Jacob Pesendorfer's Point of View
Right now I am in jail for killing someone. There is only one problem. I didn’t kill anybody. It’s been twenty four years and I am still here. I am probably one of the longest serving prisoners. Each day I wonder If I will ever get out of here. Unfortunately life can just be unfair. I still have hope that one day I will be set free from here to see my family. If I ever get out of here, I will open some type of business where I will employ former prisoners. My story shows that not all prisoners are guilty. I have learned here that not all prisoners are evil and that worthy prisoners should be given a second chance. Who knows? Maybe I will open a woodworking shop back home in New Jersey for former prisoners if I am ever pardoned.