#034 Precious Lives: Not a Violent Kid, a Surviving Kid
At age 15, Tyrone Williams was the youngest person in Wisconsin waived into adult court for a robbery case. He rapped at his sentencing in 1997. He wrote lyrics about his life hoping for leniency. He was sentenced to 33 years and served 16 and a half.
This was before truth and sentencing, when long sentences were given with the expectation that individuals would be paroled. He got out two years ago at age 31. And for the first time in his life, he’s out of survival mode.
Hundreds of Milwaukee County organizations are working to address the causes of youth violence. Precious Lives has a searchable map to help you find organizations for services and for volunteering.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Waived into adult court in '96, he now wants others to avoid it