Skinfly Entertainment’s Lyle Howry and Jason Rainwater dive deep into the prison world ina new docuseries on criminal justice reform titled “A Prisoner’s Path”.
ST. CHARLES, Illinois — Thirty-five miles north of Chicago, in an area referred to as “Chica-goland,” Kane County Sheriff, Ron Hain is taking a progressive new approach to criminal justice reform. A select group of nonviolent inmates are given the opportunity to get out of jail and have their charges reduced by completing a rigorous drug and behavioral treatment program ran by Nate Lanthrum, Clinical Director from Lighthouse Recovery.
“The design is – identify the candidate, have them released on electronic monitoring through the jobs program, and continue counseling; successful completion of all that – and our wonderful state’s attorney is willing to reduce the charges,” Sheriff Hain said. Some people might hear about the program and conclude that its participants are getting off easy and might reoffend. Hain’s response was: “Look, most of these people, if not all of these people, have never received any treatment or support while in custody. So we identify people that are finally getting that treatment and support who have truly turned a curve. A lot of people will say that I’m soft on crime. This is the hardest on crime that anybody’s really ever been in the age of criminal justice reform.”
Skinfly Entertainment intends on releasing the docuseries worldwide in the Fall of 2021, Lyle Howry and Jason Rainwater, are in the process of a state wide production for the series, eachState will have its own unique story’s. They are currently in post with “A Prisoners Path” Chicago and planning on filming in Los Angeles in the near future.
This is a passion project for us, stated Lyle Howry owner of Skinfly Entertainment, I lived this life, coming from foster homes and the streets, at a early age and completely relate to the incarcerated prisoners, Jason and myself goal is to help, train and educate as many incarcerated people as we can and get them back to a good life with their families and friends, for a chance at life again.