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History of Timelist.
Timeless, (once upon a time) was a group without a name. Originally, several prisoners serving life terms at Avenal State Prison came together to create a support base for inmates like themselves. The objective was to brainstorm on strategies that they could learn and use towards obtaining freedom through the parole board and/or the judicial process. This committed group would meet every Sunday on the recreation facility on the bleachers until word spread as their numbers began to grow. Through sharing case law related to life sentences and discussing self-help methods the group continued to come together and a few even gained their freedom. In 2007, the group decided to approach prison administrators with a proposal to establish the group as a legitimate program recognized by prison officials. Led by Yusef-Andre Wiley this is when the group became TIMELESS – A Lifer Support Group. As interest around rehabilitation grew Timeless decided to open its workshops to the entire inmate population and parolees. Timeless is a reminder to the human being that, if you are willing and the ability to think, “it is never too late to change” which became the tag line of our support group circles and courses designed to address the various social and cognitive behavioral problems many incarcerated individuals struggle with.
For legal reasons, Timeless changed to Timelist (its alternate name) because the name “Timeless” was already in use by companies/organizations. Of the 500+ clients served by Timelist, only 0.1% have re-offended.
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