A Successful Re-Entry Starts On DAY ONE

Available to incarcerated individuals on their tablets*—and to the public on this website and other podcast platforms, including ,,,, and —DAY ONE with Andre Norman™ is the second podcast series to launch on the 

Appropriate for all audiences, the DAY ONE with Andre Norman™ podcast series illustrates how the first days, weeks, and months of incarceration can be instrumental to a successful re-entry. It shares the individual stories of formerly incarcerated individuals, how they made the best of their time behind the walls, and how they set themselves up for a changed life post-incarceration.

Featuring one guest per episode, this podcast series is hosted by Andre Norman, “The Ambassador of Hope,” who turned his life around from prison gang leader to international speaker and Harvard fellow. Each episode is told through the lens of the incarcerated and focuses on formerly incarcerated individuals who have found purpose, redefined themselves, and embraced a successful re-entry. Topics include how to best sustain yourself physically and mentally in such a challenging environment, making the most of educational opportunities while still incarcerated, and staying away from bad influences. One episode includes the heart-wrenching perspective of the mother of an incarcerated individual and how his sentencing changed her life forever.


Season One

Episode 1: Education Can Free Your Mind and Change Your Life – featuring Jule Hall

Episode 2: Be Responsible for Your Outcome – featuring LaNay Harris

Episode 3: It’s Not How You Start, It’s How You Finish – featuring Dr. Donk

Episode 4: When the Phone Call Comes: A Mother’s “Day One” Experience – featuring Stephanie Reed

Episode 5: Take Ownership of Your Life and Influence for Good – featuring Antong “Bruce Wayne” Lucky

Episode 6: Use This Opportunity as a College Experience – featuring Keidrain Brewster

Episode 7: Embrace Change and Thrive – featuring Jennifer Rodgers

Episode 8: Train Yourself for Re-entry Success – featuring Idris Talib

Episode 9: Forgiving Yourself Can Open Doors – featuring Kareemah Hanifa

Episode 10: Focus on Your Desire to Change – featuring Giant

Episode 11: Educate Yourself: Make the Most of Your Resources – featuring Brent Burke

Episode 12: Max Out the Opportunities You’re Given – featuring Dominic Williams

Season One Trailers

DAY ONE with Andre Norman™ Podcast Series: Trailer 1

DAY ONE with Andre Norman™ Podcast Series: Trailer 2

*Incarcerated individuals located at participating facilities will also have access to this series via their tablets.