Julie Bierach http://wunc.org en In Freedom, Ex-Felon Becomes Probation Counselor http://wunc.org/post/freedom-ex-felon-becomes-probation-counselor Every weekday, Clark Porter, a tall man with a sturdy build, walks into the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in St. Louis to work with tough ex-offenders. On the outside, he wears a suit and tie. But on the inside, he has more in common with the former felons than most.<p>Back in 1986, a skinny 17-year-old Porter went on trial there as an adult for robbing a post office at gunpoint. His sentence: 35 years.<p>"The hardest part of prison is when you get into year five," he says. "That's when you start hearing the door close. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 20:24:00 +0000 Julie Bierach 5976 at http://wunc.org In Freedom, Ex-Felon Becomes Probation Counselor