VIDEO: "There Is Nothing You Can Do to Make It Right" - Guilt-Ridden Killers Plead with Kids Not to Use Guns
A moving new video entitled "Voices from Within" features tearful, guilt-ridden inmates imploring young people not to pick up guns, no matter how powerful it makes them feel.
"I know how it feels to have destroyed a family," says Kenyatta Hughes. "To have eliminated a name. You can’t make it right. It’s over that fast. And by the time you understand, it is too late.”
The video is a labor of love by NBC's Dan Slepian, who is also active in telling the stories of wrongfully convicted inmates. But in a departure, this video features inmates who acknowedge their guilt, and who only want to reach out and have a positive effect on young people who might be headed down the same path. One shot into a crowd at a movie premiere, not imagining that he would hit anyone. He did.
The issue is gun violence, prison Superintendent Mike Capra, points out. And it has a devastating impact on everyone involved.
“You could be the bad thing that happens to someone," Hughes says. “You wanna be the bad?”