(KTVI) – When Doug Burris walked into the position as a new chief probation officer, he started with three goals, including starting a jobs program.
There were many personal stories, including the unprecedented hiring of ex-con Clark Porter, to serve as a program support specialist in the office.
Porter walks into the federal courthouse to work with tough ex offenders. He is uniquely qualified to do this work. When he was 17, he robbed a post office at gunpoint. He was sentenced to 35 years and spent 15 behind bars.
Burris talks to Christine Buck about a movie that features Porter and will be shown at the St. Louis International Film Festival, “Out of the Box: How a culture changed.”
“Out of the Box: How a culture changed” Screening
Saturday, Nov. 16
Find out more about this film and the entire festival here : http://www.cinemastlouis.org/