Marlon Mitchell, Tamika Davis, and James Kilgore discuss FirstFollowers, a re-entry program for people who are returning to the community after a period of incarceration. FirstFollowers is located at Bethel AME Church in Champaign.  

FirstFollower's first anniversary event will take place on April 1st. People who have been incarcerated are encouraged to contact FirstFollowers by stopping by Bethel AME Church (401 E. Park St., Champaign) on Tuesday or Thursday between 1 and 5 p.m. or emailing [email protected]

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