CFSY

CFSY

In October of 2015, the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth (CFSY) attended the oral arguments in Montgomery v. Louisiana. CFSY fights for second chances for teens like Josh.

Family Visit in 2007

Family Visit in 2007

Josh with his mom and dad, as well as his little brother (in red) in the beginning of 2007. This photograph was taken at the Correctional Reception Center.

Joshua and Stefanie

Joshua and Stefanie

Josh and Steff on a visit in May, 2013. Stefanie visits Josh twice a month.

Steff, Josh, Levi, and Lee

Steff, Josh, Levi, and Lee

Josh was really happy to see his cousin and aunt after some years.

Wades

Wades

It's a "Wade thing."

Hold on Tight

Hold on Tight

Josh and his aunt Lee.

Dog Program Christmas Party

Dog Program Christmas Party

It's pretty to figure out who the main character in this story is, right? ;)

Josh's GED Graduation Ceremony

Josh's GED Graduation Ceremony

On August 12th, 2014, we celebrated this great accomplishment with Josh. He was able to eat pizza for the first time in many years.

Josh and Obeezy

Josh and Obeezy

Friends behind bars.

Supporters

Supporters

Josh has supporters from all around the world: Germany and India just to mention a few of them.

Steff in front of the Ohio Supreme Court.

Josh and His Niece

Josh and His Niece

Josh enjoying to play around with his niece in August, 2014.

Father's Day Celebration

Father's Day Celebration

In June, 2015, Josh was able to celebrate Father's Day with his little niece, mom, and Steff.

Little Stephanie after the visit.

Family Visit in 2009

Family Visit in 2009

Josh with his mom and niece on a visit at Lebanon Correctional Facility, Ohio.

Visit in August 2014

Visit in August 2014

Josh and Steff on a visit in 2014. They are celebrating the fact that Josh's security level is being dropped.

Josh and Steff in November 2014

Josh and Steff in November 2014

Visits at Warren Correctional Institution are amazing. Josh's nose is a little red, because he sat outside on a bench to enjoy the beautiful November weather.

Goofy

Goofy

Sometimes, Josh can act really silly in the visiting room.

Visit at WCI

Visit at WCI

Josh and Steff at Warren Correctional Institution in Lebanon, Ohio. This photograph was taken in October, 2014.

The Core

The Core

The core of Josh's support system is his mom, his niece, and his significant other.

February 2015

February 2015

Josh and his mom on a family visit the day after Valentine's Day.

Lady and the Tramp

Lady and the Tramp

Josh and his niece pose in front of a background of "Lady and the Tramp", Josh's favorite childhood movie.

Josh's Supporters

Josh was born and raised in Springfield, Ohio. He grew up with his older brother William (who is holding him in this picture) and his younger brother Luther. For a while, Josh and his family also lived in Adams County. Josh's parents split up not long before he was arrested. 

Josh and His Dogs

In May 2015, Josh joined the dog program at Warren Correctional Institution. Ever since then, he has cared for and trained dogs for 4 Paws for Ability. This organization places service dogs with children who have a variety of special needs (e.g. Autism, Down's Syndrome, Fragile X). Josh is responsible for the basic obedience of the dogs. In addition, he watches the dogs of several staff members. 

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