Lowcountry nonprofit helps ex-convicts re-enter society, workforce (ABC 4 News)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — The Turning Leaf Project is a group in Charleston working to help formerly incarcerated men complete probation and get acclimated back into society.

Aulzue Fields spent the last 17 years in prison. He took someone else’s life in the Lowcountry when he was 26 years old.

“I was using a lot of drugs, alcohol. I wanted to live the life of being irresponsible. I had a wife and children, but at the time, my belief was bring the money to the house, that should be fine,” he said. “I wanted to do what I wanted to do and disregard everyone else.”

He’s made choices he’s not proud of.

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