I am a 42 year old third striker with a 30 year to LIFE sentence for a “purse snatch” which they made into a 2nd degree robbery. I came from a dysfunctional and broken family. My father was an alcoholic and my mother was on drugs. I grew up with serious rejection issues and eventually became addicted to cocaine to escape from the hurt. This addiction caused me to lose a wife and a career as a barber. I have a beautiful 4 year old daughter who I love every much and I pray to God that someday soon I will have another chance to become the person I know I can be and be a good and loving father to her.