PHILLIP SAMPLE, Assistant Director for Prison Reenactments
Phillip "UcciKhan" Sample was born to a single young mother December 10, 1975 in impoverished Detroit Michigan. He was raised between the slums of Detroit, Michigan and the gang ridden Southside of Chicago, Illinois. As a result of dysfunctional and unstable housing, ill-education and violence, Phillip became his environment. He joined a gang at 11 years of age and became the leader of his own gang by the time he was 14. Phillip caught his first felony as a juvenile and continued to expand his criminal record until he was convicted of 3 counts of assault with intent to commit murder at 18 years of age and sentenced to 12-20 years in the MDOC. While in prison he began to undergo self-evaluation and inevitably would began the process of self-transformation. He became heavily involved with prison politics and experienced the horrors of incarceration to the fullest extent. Released after serving 15 years, Phillip has returned to society with intent to amend past actions and contribute to the re-building of the community that he helped to destroy. He is currently the owner of The Passion of The Life LLC. (http://www.thepassionofthelife.com/); and has made is presence felt artistically, vocally and actively. He is currently working on his autobiography The Passion of Life which will be accompanied by a documentary and soundtrack.