Ninth grade English and upper school art hosted a speaker in the library Wednesday to talk about his journey through the justice system and the role that art has played in his life.  Halim Flowers is an author and entrepreneur who served a double life sentence in Washington, DC. As a 16 year-old, Flowers was arrested and tried and sentenced as an adult for murder. His experience as a youth in the adult penitentiary system was documented in the Emmy-award winning documentary, “Thug Life in DC.” In 2005, he founded his own publishing company, SATO Communications, through which he has published 11 books. In 2018, he co-founded a social entrepreneurial media company to challenge mass incarceration through the stories of people affected by the criminal justice system. This year, Halim was released from prison after 22 years of incarceration. You can learn more about him at Mr. Baum’s class is currently working about the justice system through the play “Twelve Angry Men.”