In 2003 Luke Lloyd was sent to 15 years in Montana State Prison for raping a 5 year old. After 10 years, he was released and went to live at the Adullam House, a transitional living space for men with serious criminal history. That's where he met Ken and Jody Cottrell, a Billings couple who saw it as their god-given mission to help these men transition back into the community. They converted their home to house seven men at a time while providing homes to sublet to other men who have "graduated" their program. They have lived with men who have committed crimes such as double homicide, rape to aggravated robbery. The Cottrells believe what makes their program different from others in the state is that they treat these men life family. Read full story here.
I worked on this story from June until December. Along with the photo package I also produced three short videos to accompany an article that was published in the Billings Gazette.