Donnell Drinks

Donnell Drinks is 1 of 1,000. At 17 years old, he was condemned to die in prison. After serving over 27 years, Donnell is one of the 1,000 individuals sentenced to juvenile life without parole who are now FREE! Since his release, he has worked in his Philadelphia community as a mentor and anti-violence advocate with his nonprofit organization Gaining Respect Over our Worst Nights (G.R.O.W.N.). Intricately involved with re-entry, Donnell is the co-chair of the Philadelphia Rentry Coalition (PRC). Bringing his skills across the national landscape, Donnell also serves as CFSY’s Leadership Development & Engagement Coordinator. Outside of work, Donnell enjoys riding his motorcycle, graphic design, photography, and celebrating his freedom with his family.
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