After the conference, the Rev. Allison DeFoor and Dr. Paula Horvath held a focus group with 10 formerly incarcerated people who served sentences ranging from six months to life in the state of Florida. Over the course of two hours, the group discussed education, inmate and guard relations and recidivism, among other topics. Their various experiences with the Florida Department of Corrections gave them unique perspectives on how the system can be fixed. Students also met face to face with the formerly incarcerated people for individual interviews. They heard about their lives before incarceration and the process of reformation after release.