A man reaches his lifelong dream to open a restaurant.

But this is not about a typical business. It’s certainly not about privilege or someone that started in life on third base, and boasts that they hit a home run. This is about two men that were worlds apart, but no more. Their lives are intertwined.

Candido Ortiz was born in the Dominican Republic and lived in Union City. He did 26 years in Federal Prison on narcotics charges. Ortiz original sentence was 49 years and six months. The harsh sentencing requirements, under “The Rockefeller Drug Laws.”

Source: Redemption and Second Chances – Dominic Carter – Medium