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Stop the Funeral Initiative reaches out to offenders

By Catharin Shepard
Published in News on November 7, 2008 1:46 PM

News-Argus/GREG SOUSA

Archie Dekeyser, a mentor in the One to One with Youth Program and former felon who served 12 years in prison in three different states, talks about his experiences and how he turned his life around during the Stop the Funeral Initiative's 2nd annual Drug Dealer Member Redemption Conference at the Goldsboro Raleigh Assembly in Goldsboro on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008.

Edward Harris started selling cocaine at the age of 15. "I had to go through a lot of road blocks and fences to get where I am," said Harris, an entrepreneur who eventually earned his GED and now serves as...

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