My name is James Barnes and I was born and raised in Havre De Grace, MD, about 35 miles north of Baltimore. At a young age, I started to get in trouble with the law and before I knew it hard time hit me. It took three times before I finally got myself together to seek help. Now, I have been released and I am still seeking help but also giving back by sharing what I have learned. I was released to the home of a family member, who, because of the rules of his housing program, could only keep me for 2 weeks – after more than 20 years behind bars. It is now 2 years after my release and I moved into housing about 4 months ago. One thing that I have definitely learned is patience. I ask for your patience with me. I speak about homelessness, The Maryland Judicial System and diabetes. I also give Injustice Walk tours.