- Deferring kids from committing crimes
- Criminal justice reform.
Matthew Melvin, Bullied Behind Bars: A Gay Christian Goes to Prison is Melvin’s memoir that chronicles his lonely childhood, being misunderstood primarily due to his adult diagnosis of autism and being gay, and the events that led him to a stint in federal prison.
Matthew Melvin was in prison for stealing a car, leading him to commit another crime because he could not find employment because of his criminal record. Matthew does not want to see any other person experience what he has experienced. Over 9 million people are jailed yearly, and Matthew does not want that to happen to anyone else.
His presentation will appeal to anyone who has served time in prison and has ever made a mistake and paid too steep a price.
His topic reveals the hard truths Melvin learned in prison and how unfair life can be. But in the end, his time spent incarcerated was not for naught. He learned to take responsibility for his actions and came out of the system as a better person.
Little did Matt Melvin know that trying to sell a stolen car would trigger a chain of events that would begin with him being tried and convicted of a felony and end with him being bullied and raped in prison.
Books by Matthew Melvin