Posted on: February 29, 2012

A Real Shot at Redemption

Alia Pierini took home the top prize of $100,000 on Redemption Inc., CBC’s show that’s all about giving ex-convicts second chances.

The show runs like many other reality-TV contest-driven programs. It began with 10 contestants, all of whom had serious run-ins with the criminal justice system. Each week, they were given a task and someone would go home, though with an exit package to help them move forward.

Pierini said she found out about the program through an ad on Craigslist. Actually, she was a bit hesitant to answer it at first. After all, it was asking for ex-convicts interested in a second chance who’d be willing to be on a reality television show.

But she made the call anyway.

After all, what did she have to lose?

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