My name is John Jackson.
I'm Director of Correctional Partnerships for Hustle 2.0 :
John Jackson is Director of Correctional Partnerships, Hustle 2.0.
Correctional officials once labeled John as being “the worst of the worst.” After being entrenched in gang culture and serving 18 years in prison, John realized that continuing to build his criminal resume would only lead him to life—and death—in prison. John made the dangerous decision to step away from gang and criminal activity while incarcerated. This led him to change his values, allegiances, and behavior.
John works with gang leaders to stop the generational cycle of gang violence in prisons across the country. He uses his story of courage and transformation to create hope for a better future for those who have been labeled, written off, and forgotten by society.
John has co-authored nine books that provide holistic rehabilitation and healing for people in jails and prisons nationally. His curriculum is also used to tackle gang violence in America’s most dangerous prisons.
“Give them a second chance. I don't know what that second chance is, or what it looks like. But just give them a second chance. Whether it's in a conversation, the time of day, or just hearing them out, I don't know what the second chance looks like to you when you're offering but leave it as an option. Don't just close the door.”
Hustle 2.0 reduces crime, violence, and recidivism through evidence-based correspondence programs that equip incarcerated people with the tools to transform their lives by changing their thoughts and behaviors. Our founders’ programs have achieved recidivism rates of less than 8% since 2004.