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Raymond Williams, 42, is serving a sentence of life without parole under Washington state’s three strikes law. He is co-founder of the State Raised Working Group, a group of former foster youth who work to eliminate the foster-care-to-prison pipeline. He is a musician, mentor and an advocate of justice reform. Raymond is a core member of the Concerned Lifer’s Organization. His writing has been published in PEN America, The Progressive, and the Everett Herald Net, and he has stories forthcoming at Solitary Watch and Jewish Currents. Follow him on Twitter @raywilliams80, or email him at jpay.com (WA State #767974).