Ex-convict trying to help those walking in his old shoes

APTN National News
A former convict, drug addict and lost to the streets Andy Nieman can hold a captive audience.

Now armed with a degree in social work Nieman is trying to help First Nation inmates at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre.

“I’ve been in that system so they want to connect with me. I have an automatic connection with them. I know how they feel and what they think,” says Nieman.

APTN’s Shirley McLean has his story.

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