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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Former Inmate Turns Prison Experiences into a Powerful Guide For Returning Citizens

Turns a Story of Struggle into Success

Keidrain Brewster, former inmate

Dallas, TX — A captivating book from an up-and-coming author and ex-con turned business owner takes readers on a journey of self-discovery with lessons and experiences he learned while in prison.

From the Rec Yard to the Streets author Keidrain Brewster recounts his eye-opening journey in a harsh Texas prison to create a story guide, in a gripping testimony of real-life lessons from how to dress, controlling your temper, all the way to healing old wounds to demonstrate to readers that transformation comes from within and is possible even from behind the walls.

This relatable and pragmatic book shows the reader how hidden gems of knowledge are all around if you are looking for them. In From the Rec Yard to the Streets, Brewster details a perfect combination of real-life anecdotes along with the lessons he gained from them to outline a plan for success for anyone trying to make a change but most importantly for those touched by the justice system. It goes through lessons such as:

• Obtaining “super bowl defense” around yourself to ensure that you are setting up a solid foundation for success.

• Making sure that you associate only with those that want the same level of success that you do.

• Getting out of your comfort zone and learning something new.

According to HealthyPeople.gov, “The U.S. releases over 7 million people from jail and more than 600,000 people from prison each year. However, recidivism is common. Within 3 years of their release, 2 out of 3 people are rearrested and more than 50% are incarcerated again.” From the Rec Yard to the Streets provides insight into the most basic lessons to learn how to adapt to society and to help build a solid foundation. Keidrain reminds us how change truly begins with “self”, stating “I can’t control what happens at any given moment, but I can control the way I respond to it.”

Keidrain Brewster did 13 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Upon release, he worked various jobs until he made the life-altering decision to get his commercial driver’s license. This led him to the eventual path of entrepreneurship when he bought his first truck and trailer and started his own hot-shot trucking company. Now, as an author, business owner, and speaker, he uses his story to spread awareness that anyone can change if that is what they aspire to do. He has established himself as the face of prison reform in Texas and has worked closely with the criminal justice system to educate and empower inmates to change their course and to consider entrepreneurship as a path to a new life. Keidrain has also created a curriculum along with tools and resources for anyone who is interested in creating and running their own successful hotshot trucking company.

From the Rec Yard to the Streets ($11.99, 125 pages, paperback, ISBN: 9781547087662) is available online on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

For press inquiries, contact Erika Brewster at 214-994-0403 or press@fromtherecyardtothestreets.com




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