Power of Place #28 | Anchored in Asotin - Michael Hoover

Join us in this episode for a conversation with Michael Hoover. Michael was recently granted clemency­—from a life prison sentence without chance of parole—by the Governor of the State of Washington.

Michael's is a cautionary tale...on remaining anchored to place; and to people. An upbringing of affluence in Woodway, Washington failed to protect Michael from childhood abuse; devolving into addiction, homelessness, and crime, for which he paid through two decades behind bars.

Michael will also share details about Stone Bridge Re-entry Services, which he founded in Asotin, WA with his wife Stephanie, so that they might guide others from incarceration to emancipation.

"I went from one second of being buried under the prison to now I have this paper in my hand that says I'm going to be free someday." - Michael Hoover

Here is Michael & Edward recording in the studio at Jack Straw Cultural Center, March 2022: