Andrew Rowe, 49, is on year 25 of a 56-year sentence. He is one of the founding members of the Men Facilitating Change Program, which provides mentorship and resources to prepare younger prisoners for success in their communities. Andrew worked with the prison’s administration to start the program.
He is also a member of the Black Prisoners Caucus (BPC), an organization that is dedicated to addressing issues related to prison, families, community reentry, and has spearheaded several other impactful rehabilitative programs. Through the BPC Andrew helped facilitate the Career Bridge program, a program that connects prisoners with state resources and information to prepare them for job readiness upon reentry.
Andrew is also a member of the Concerned Lifers Organization and is actively pursuing his AA degree.
In addition, Andrew has completed numerous rehabilitative programs, all of which have helped him better understand the dynamics of crime and take accountability.
In his 25 years of incarceration he has been infraction free, much of which he attributes to his continuous physical, mental, and spiritual growth. In addition, Andrew mentors young gang members, encouraging them to give themselves a chance and connecting them with important resources.
Andrew does this work leading by example and being a living breathing embodiment of real change.