Adam Mortera

 

Hope and Redemption Team

 

The  youngest of three children. Adams parents divorced when he was only five years old, which caused him much confusion and brought about many complex issues for him during his childhood.

He was arrested for the first time when he was 13 years old for possession of marijuana, then again when he was 14 years old for vandalism, and both times he was put on probation. When he was 16 he was arrested for being under the influence of PCP, and placed in juvenile hall, where he spent two weeks. He spent time in and out of Juvenile hall, yet that changed in 1991 when he was sentenced to 15 years to life for 2nd degree murder. 22 years in prison. He was only 17 year old, and tried as an adult. Looking back he remembers his whole experience as one of confusion, not truly understanding the realities of what was going on, nor the gravity of his sentence. It wasn't until he was 28 years old, his eleventh year incarcerated, where he began to develop a true understanding of his life and his own mistakes. He felt that certain programs were pivotal in his emotional development, and now facilitates these programs to those who are still incarcerated. 

Today, he is working to help rehabilitate others, by applying everything he has learned through his own rehabilitation. He assists men in prison working towards a path of redemption through the classes and groups he once facilitated in prison.