In this compelling episode, we sit down with Nicholas Aponte-Rodriguez, a man who transformed his life after being convicted of a felony murder crime in 1995. Sentenced to 38 years, Nicholas served 23 years before being unanimously paroled due to juvenile justice reform in 2018. Once the face of juvenile reform, Nicholas’s story has been highlighted in both national and local media. Since his release, he has not only reintegrated into society but has thrived, working as a certified nursing assistant, managing a real estate office, and even earning his realtor’s license. Now, at 44 years old, after spending nearly half his life behind bars, Nicholas shares his profound journey of incarceration, redemption, and reintegration. He also delves into his advocacy work, emphasizing the importance of eliminating barriers against professional licensure for those formerly convicted. Join us for an inspiring conversation that sheds light on the power of resilience, reform, and second chances.