by Raj Jayadev and Dawn Deaner
Photo by Charisse Domingo
Axel is a former client of the Nashville public defender’s office. In 2012 and 2013, he was incarcerated for nine months.
This was not Axel’s first contact with the criminal justice system, but it has been his last. Shortly before he was incarcerated, he met and fell in love with a woman who offered him a tremendous amount of support and encouragement. This relationship changed Axel’s life and motivated him to work toward becoming a more responsible father and husband, as well as a more productive part of our community. It has strengthened him during setbacks and continually provided a hopeful vision of a better life for him and his family. READ MORE...