Garry L. Jones is a regular commentator on a number of issues including social, political, mental and physical health. As a former U.S. Department of Justice employee, he received his formal education from the Kinston City Schools, graduating from Kinston High School in 1982, where he lettered in football and track. He then went on to attend North Carolina Central University, earning a B.A. in Criminal Justice in 1986. Following graduation, he was employed by the D.C. Department of Corrections in Lorton, Virginia as a Corrections Officer.
In 2003, Jones retired from the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons as a Senior Lieutenant, after working a combination of 16 years for federal and state prison facilities. Jones started Advocate4Justice in an effort to address the unfairness within the criminal justice system. He’s worked tirelessly primarily using his personal funds to spread the word on harsh prison sentence and the need for Congress to revisit mandatory minimum sentencing. He’s given voice to justice for unarmed teens and other citizens who’ve lost their lives at the hands of overzealous law enforcement and/or matters of racial profiling.
Jones is also a four time author with topics that range from health and doctor’s accountability to the pressures of maintaing work ethics under pressure; his books are available on amazon.com.