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Ronald McKeithen is a formerly incarcerated artist, advocate, and writer. He spent 37 years in Alabama's prisons under the Habitual Felony Offender Act based on a robbery conviction at the age of 20. He used his time in prison to increase his education, become a barber, mentor others, and create meaningful connections with professors, journalists, and volunteers in the prisons. Ronald was freed in December 2020 after being represented by Alabama Appleseed. He lives in Birmingham, where he works as the Re-entry Coordinator and Advocate at Alabama Appleseed.
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