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Man who spent time in prison mentors young men

SOUTH BEND, Ind.-- A man who spent several years in prison is now mentoring young adults who have been convicted of a felony.

Isaac Hunt said, "In 1990 I was convicted of voluntary manslaughter, I shot a young man at Barnaby’s Restaurant and I served 10 years in prison.”

Fourteen years later, he's mentored dozens of people in the community who are trying to break away from a life of violence.

“While I was in prison I got my degree and I kept saying Lord if you help me out and get me out of here, I promise I won’t do it again and I’ll keep people from coming in here,” Hunt said.

Hunt said his wife and several other mentors helped him find a job and change his life.

“She came into my life during my last 3 years when I was incarcerated. And it gave me the opportunity to realize I really needed to change my life because I love her, and she wasn’t going to accept anything less.”

Hunt currently works at Goodwill where he helps people find a job after serving time in prison.

“What they really have to do is really set their mind to wanting something better. But at the same time, we as a South Bend community need to grab these young people and guide them in the direction they need to go.”

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