Being a co-founder of Timelist Group is special to me. Those who enter our program and complete our courses often earn early parole dates and are granted parole through the Board of Prison Hearings (BPH) due to their rehabilitation. In many cases, prisoners before the BPH have noted Timelist Group programs as the most meaningful of all their self-help and education work during incarceration. As more and more Timelist Group alumni parole and give back to our work in the community, our capacity to help others expands. Whether incarcerated or not, if one does not set positive goals and have a sense of purpose, this is the worst state an individual can be in. One of our many accomplishments is having an extremely low recidivism rate among program participants.
I am extremely thankful and appreciative of the sincere effort of every member who has assisted me in the growth and development of this program. I’ve seen this group do a lot of things in a short time, and I know that there is much more to be done. Timelist has kept me focused and goal-oriented, and I’ve experienced an improvement in my communication skills and ability to pass this work on, like in the movie Pay It Forward. I strongly believe the Timelist Group can make your community better. If you want this for your community, I ask you to please step up and get involved. Now is the time!
Micheal Prather has since transitioned from in the San Francisco Bay Area and now resides in Stockbridge, Georgia, with his wife. He is a board member of the Timelist Group and is employed at Costco Warehouse.