From prison to purpose: the story of Martin Lockett
All The Wiser · 75 minutes ·

From prison to purpose: the story of Martin Lockett

After serving 17 ½ years in prison for drunk driving and manslaughter, 42 year-old Martin Lockett is now a free man, stepping into a very different world than the one he left (what’s a macbook?). He emerged from prison with a graduate degree, two published books, and a certification as a substance abuse counselor…ready to continue sharing his story and keeping his promise to his victims to do whatever it takes to prevent others from following in his footsteps.

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In this episode, you'll learn:

  • How to identify the root of your pain and suffering,
  • The role and impact alcohol can have at a young age.
  • The importance of finding an outlet for your creativity.
  • Navigating your identity, belonging, and finding your place in the world.
  • Learning the repercussions of our decisions and the lives that can be severely impacted.
  • The willingness to change and embark on a purposeful path, regardless of what that may look like. 
  • The importance of visualizing your future self and how powerful that can be.
  • The power of story, restorative justice, and people coming together.
  • The importance of forgiveness.

Stay connected to Martin:


Instagram: @martinllockett

Book: Prison to Purpose Pipeline: How one sentence led to a life of service and My Prison Life: A Blogger’s Insight from the Inside

Charity Donation: Pear Mentor

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