By Fatima Husain
Tyler Murphy is a devoted father, husband and licensed paralegal. He describes himself as a ‘career-driven’ advocate.
But Tyler wasn’t always this man.
He became entrenched in a criminal lifestyle at a very young age. It started with stealing, robbing and selling drugs and eventually escalated to selling cocaine, being involved with guns and more organised and dangerous crimes. Tyler was often homeless and was in and out of the justice system for minor and later, major offences – ending up in custody for a few years - labelled as a gang member.
It took him a while to eventually realise that the destructive path he was on was going to end in one of the two ways; death or prison.
With only a Grade 8 education in hand, Tyler finally turned his life around and went on to become a licensed paralegal.
Interviewee: Tyler Murphy
Produced by: Fatima Husain
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