A Friend of a Friend is a prison based mentoring program founded by Marshall Eddie Conway and a number of men dedicated to changing their communities.
A Friend of a Friend is a transformative process that is designed by prisoners to help other prisoners become self-aware. The program began with an attempt to identify the problems, expectations and daily needs of prisoners - many of whom are of African descent – and excluded from full participation in the social and political process. From this came a commitment to help women and men reclaim their culture and history, and ultimately their lives by incorporating their experiences and knowledge into the program.
January 2007 by Eddie Conway, Gerald Dent, Ronald Thomas-Bey, Brian "Rafiq" Blackston, Mutulu Olugbala and several other good brothas.