They call him “Unk,” a kind-faced man in his 50s who is quick with a smile and has an easy rapport with the men working alongside him. But it wasn’t always that way—something Unk knows well. In September, Unk was released from prison after 25 years behind bars. At first he was happy about the … Read more
If you’re like us, you love a good tie-dye t-shirt, especially in the springtime, when bright colors are most in style.
And if you’re like us, you also hate the way so many tie-dye t-shirts are heavy cotton and are scratchy against your skin.
New Tie-Dye T-Shirt
Good news! Our friends at Alternative have just released a brand new “go-to t-shirt” in four tie-dye colors (blue, gold, grey, and pink), and we’re excited to share it with you, our favorite customers
We hear it all the time. The square life – this rule-following, law-abiding life we ask Turn90 participants to lead – is boring. Long days at work, long nights at home. There’s no thrill, not like our guys are used to.
Because the streets move fast. They’re unpredictable. Exciting. Money comes fast.
But then, so does the chance to lose everything.
This is Melo’s story.
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Our country continues incarcerating people at higher rates than any other country in the world. In a typical year, approximately 600,000 people enter prison, while people go to jail at least 10,000,000 times. If you loaded all those people on a bus, you’d have full busses parked end-to-end from New York City to San Francisco.
There’s a scene in The Shawshank Redemption where Brooks, the elderly man who’s been incarcerated for most of his life and has just been released, sits in his rented room, head hanging low. He doesn’t understand the world around him. He left his friends – his only family – in prison. Despair is his only companion.
It’s impossible not to picture this scene when talking to Unk (short for “Uncle,” and so named because, for a while, he was the oldest man in the room in prison and in the Turn90 classroom). He served 25 years after his young adulthood spiraled out of control, and when he was released, regrets and despair waited with open arms.
Are you in the business of creating marketing materials for cool local organizations?
Do you want to be able to offer t-shirts and totes but don’t know how?
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When we opened the doors to Turn90 Columbia in October 2021, truth be told, we had no idea how it would go. We were confident we’d prepared as best we could. The staff was trained and ready, and the program participants were on time for class. But! This was our first time replicating our pilot program. What were we missing that we didn’t even know about?
It turns out, there was plenty we didn’t know, and plenty of lessons to learn for our next expansion.
Still. Turn90 Columbia is more than we ever dreamed it could be. It’s served 18 men in the past four months, and a few participants are getting ready to become the first Columbia graduates. That being the case, we thought it was a great time to check in with our Columbia Program Manager, Sarah Brown, to see how things are really going up there.
At Turn90, we make every effort to make our ordering process as smooth and transparent as possible. To that end, we recently sat down with Maura Langston, our Business Development Manager, to learn a bit more about how orders move through our system, and how we’re working to meet every customer’s needs
They decided to offer the Association fourteen (14!!!) different items. From polos to windbreakers, beanies to baseball caps, this is by far the most products any Turn90 client has sold in a single campaign. Each garment will have the FPPOA logo hand-printed by a man out of prison who is working to change his life.