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Many people who have served prison sentences may find difficulty finding a job after their release. While many are ashamed to admit that they served prison time, others find it hard to return to their communities after their release.
The Jeera Foundation offers a barista training program for former inmates to gain new skills and explore their creative talents, which helps smooth their transition back into society and prevents them from becoming reoffenders.
The Jakarta Post spoke with Mohammad “Ahmad” Nur, a former inmates who has put his past behind him and is thriving as a training instructor at the Join x Jeera Coffee House in the Kota Tua area of West Jakarta. (JP/Donny Fernando)
Urban Tales is a video series by The Jakarta Post, which uncovers extraordinary stories, passions or causes among “ordinary” individuals in Greater Jakarta.