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Schenectady man offers shuttle so adult kids can visit mom in prison

May 10, 2019 01:01 PM

Imagine not getting the chance to see your mom on Mother's Day because she's locked up behind prison walls. It's a hardship for many adult children in the Capital Region, but a Schenectady man is offering to change that.

From a very young age, Trent Griffin-Braaf knew he wanted to be a businessman. Moving to Schenectady, he was going nowhere fast.

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Misguided ambition and a bad decision to sell drugs resulted in him being behind bars instead of the boardroom.

The locked door opened his mind. He wanted a second chance.

He signed up to take college classes. The classes prepared him, but visits from his family kept him going those three years. 

Now, this businessman who owns a livery service, Tech Valley Hospitality Shuttle, is doing for other families what his family did for him -- helping them maintain a family connection with a loved one who is locked up.

Using his fleet of vans, he's taking adult children to prison on Mother's Day for free to visit their moms.

Hear more about why this effort is so important to him by watching the video of Elaine Houston's story.


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Elaine Houston

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