Troy was born in Chicago and grew up in LA. He became part of a gang as a teenager and was sent to prison when he was just 14. He joined the Buddhist Sangha at California’s San Quentin State Prison, where he was incarcerated. He says the practice opened up a different world for him and completely transformed his life.
Troy started a project called Restorative Media to help black men and women coming out of prison as well as young people at risk of going to jail. He has also worked with law enforcement officers to educate them about the importance of their interactions.
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