WALLO267: “I Forgave My Brother’s Killer” [TEDx Talk]

Wallo267 went on to spend five years in and out of the juvenile system. By the time he reached 17 the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections identified him as inmate #DG-2670. While serving his time his brother was murdered. In this difficult heartfelt talk, Wallo talks about the power of forgiveness. Wallo267 went  on  to  spend  five  years  in  and  out  of  the  juvenile system.  By  the  time  he  reached  17  the  Pennsylvania Department  of  Corrections  identified  him  as  inmate #DG-2670.  While  serving  his  time  he  realized  he  was  in prison  for  being  someone  he  really  wasn’t.  From  that moment  on  he  started  embracing  his  individualism.  As Wallo267 would say “I wasn’t in jail I was in Yale, I wasn’t in  prison  I  was  in  Princeton,  I  wasn’t  in  the  State  Penn  I was  in  Penn  State”.  He  ran  into  a  cell  phone  as  his sentence  was  coming  to  an  end,  that  cell  phone  helped him  see  that  the  world  was  bigger  than  the  streets  that once dictated his every move. At the age of 37, he walked out  of  prison  February  18th,  2017  after  serving  twenty years for multiple armed robberies and firearm violations. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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