NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Francis Stone has served hard time, but it hasn’t hardened his heart.
“I feel blessed to have made it through and survived, and I feel like it’s my obligation to give back to the town that I messed up,” he tells WCBS 880’s Sean Adams.
Stone now runs an intervention program in Mount Vernon, called SNUG, which is “guns” spelled backward.
“I’m here for a reason, and my reason is to give back and to help other people,” he says.
The anti-violence program teaches kids about the dangers of guns and drugs.
“We get to them before the police get to them,” he says.
Find their full interview above.