This is episode two of a short documentary series on Rose Martin, a social worker in Ann Arbor, Michigan who has been helping the homeless, those recently released from prison, recovering addicts, and unemployed for over 40 years. The series focuses on those who are currently receiving her help, as well as those who are now returning the favor – assisting Rose on her mission to fight for those who are struggling against insurmountable odds to regain their lives back.
A homeless, recovering alcoholic fights like Mohammad Ali to maintain his parental rights in an environment where the judicial system could not see past his history.
Rose was approached by John Ulmer’s mother for assistance taking on the prison system to get him freed. Rose’s efforts stretched over 28 years, 3 governors, and dozens of parole boards. Securing teams of attorneys to work on John’s case After 36 years, Rose was able to provide hope for John where there appeared to be little hope. He was finally, thankfully, freed and now he regularly works with Rose to contribute his experience, support and mentoring to other ex-convicts.