Matt Taufetee is executive director of First Lap (“Life After Prison”), a Palolo Valley center that helps just-released inmates assimilate back into the community, especially during the first 30 days.

Taufetee, a former inmate himself, joins the Pod Squad to talk about his experiences, which include participating in recent state task force on criminal justice reform.

Matt Taufetee, executive director of First LAP (“Life After Prison”).

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