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WRTV on 03/7/2023 by Nicole Griffin
INDIANAPOLIS — Inside of a warehouse on the far northeast side, employees at Volumod are building modular homes.
“I prayed for something like this; I never thought I will find it at 30th & Post Road,” Kevin Caldwell said.
Caldwell served 32 years in the Department of Correction.
“I made a poor choice at a young age. I was in my mid to late 20s and I was responsible for the loss of a life,” he said.
He was released 2 years ago at 56-years-old and couldn’t wait to enter the workforce.
“Only to get out and encounter something that I never could have prepared for,” Caldwell said.
He had a difficult time finding permanent employment.
“Every job I went to, I always get the same thing… Sir we will love to hire you, you interviewed well, but with the felony, we just can’t hire you,” Caldwell said.
He says he was even let go from a job after 30 days that was aware of his felony conviction.
“I just broke down and cried. It was so bad. I was going to end my life, what am I gonna live for?” Caldwell said.
That was until he was hired at Volumod. Now, he has hope for his future.
“They’ve given me a chance to restore my life,” Caldwell said.