Danny Trejo, a former convicted felon, who is now a noted Hollywood character actor, has been featured in such films as From Dusk Till Dawn, The Salton Sea, Spy Kids, 6 Days and 7 Nights, XXX, and Machette. From the time he was 14-years old, he was a professional criminal. It took ten years of life behind bars in half a dozen prisons before he finally discovered the key to change.In 1969, Danny had just been released from two months in the hole in Soledad prison, when he became involved in a 12-step program and committed to take personal responsibility for his future.
This fast-paced re-entry program filmed before soon to be released offenders, challenges the ineffective ways of thinking and approaching the world that most, if not all, offenders grapple with. Using anecdotes from his time in the criminal justice system, and from the neighborhood he grew up in, Danny gets to the heart of his audience, and offers solutions for change from within.
Despite appearing in big-budget Hollywood films and television shows, Danny is passionate about coming back and speaking to offenders in the criminal justice system to help bring about positive change, and to prevent what he says is the inevitable result of this way of life: "die, go insane, or go to jail." Featuring powerful footage of Danny Trejo from the best-selling series "A Better Way," Danny busts through images of bravado, to reveal the hurt and insecurity underneath. He shows the young offenders that everything they are doing has been done before, while his real and engaging speaking style captures the attention of even the hardest to reach offenders.
Danny Trejo has "been there" and lived to tell about it. Let him inspire your re-entry population with this program, available exclusively through FMS Productions!