Howard, this is Pam Bailey, Rob’s editor and collaborator. He has a sentence of 30 years to life, which means he would not come up for parole for six years. However, we are hoping he will be released sooner (see my earlier response to a comment). HE COULD DO SO MUCH GOOD if he was allowed to go back to work with his S.E. DC neighborhood, where so many kids end up in prison. Please keep reading!

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Rob Barton has been incarcerated for 25 years. Pam Bailey is his collaborator/editor. Learn more at

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