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Get in the kitchen with me, Chef James K Jones! I have been fascinated with preparing good food all my life: from my earliest memories in my Granny's Kitchen, to the Kitchen of one of the greatest French Chefs, to a Prison Kitchen in Florida, to an Authentic Family Owned Italian Restaurant in Birmingham, to opening my own place in 2006...Kairos Kafe. I also spent 5 years in a Non-Profit prepping over 1000 meals a day, to my current gig as a personal Chef with The Team Jones Company. I'm excited to begin this new adventure with you guys! I've done thousands of Cooking Demonstrations on Birmingham's WBRC Fox 6 and I was even featured nationally on The Food Network in 2014, but there were always so many restrictions... the goal of this channel is to share everything I've got by inviting you into my own kitchen. To learn more about my journey, check out The Straight Outta Prison Podcast (The Link is below) Thank You & I look forward to cooking with you! 🔥

Prison • Season 1 • Episode 6
James had no idea where he was going… he only knew it was The North Florida Reception Center for the Department of Corrections…It was literally in the middle of nowhere, and with every step it seemed he was getting further away from home. They pulled through the gates to Lake Butler just as the sun was starting to rise…it was a cold, scary day. After pulling into a locked bay, they had them all stand in line, strip butt naked, and listen to their instructions…they would walk around naked for the next 4 hours. It was a stark wakeup for James that he no longer belonged to himself or his family. They let him know that he was property of D.O.C. Lake Butler was similar to Boot Camp for the Military. They sent you here to see what you were made of, to classify you for your permanent camp, and to break you down if you possessed any resistance to their authority. You walked when they said walk, used the bathroom, showered, ate meals, etc. when they said so… In his first week, there were 30 of them going up two flights of stairs, and the officer barked an order “I don’t want to hear one sound as you walk up these steps!” … it was difficult to do, and they had to start over a few times, but eventually they learned to walk like their feet were made of cotton… Haley was shocked at some of the stories, especially some of the ways they broke James down. To say James was scared would be an understatement… he was terrified at what would happen to him at Lake Butler. He had heard the stories, and even witnessed some stuff with his own eyes that should rehabilitate even the hardest criminal… he kept his head down and did what they asked him to do, even if it was a silly thing like “Take this broom and sweep the sun off that sidewalk” … Fortunately, James made it through without any incidents and would be heading to his permanent camp. The awkward blue clothes would be his wardrobe for the next few years…
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STRAIGHT OUTTA PRISON

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THE 4REAL REEL

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NARROWING THE GAP

STRAIGHT OUTTA PRISON

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Most people that know James K Jones today, are shocked to learn he spent a better part of a decade in prison. Although he has been out of prison for over 20 years, according to his multiple charges, including a federal offense, he should still be there. Instead, he is now married with 3 beautiful children and a business owner. This is his story of how he got to prison. His life in prison: the people, the hustles, the corruption, and profound insights he uncovered about himself, others, and life in general. Ultimately, James believes being locked up saved his life. This is James telling his story, that has now become a part of Haley’s story. Together, they take you on the journey- with all the drama and dirty details that ultimately led to freedom.

THE 4REAL REEL

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The "4Real Reel" is the opposite of what you see on someone's "Highlight Reel"James & Haley Jones (hosts of "The Straight Outta Prison Podcast") created The "4Real Reel" to talk about life, marriage, kids, current events, and whatever else is really happening in real time. You'll laugh, you may even cry, but you will always get the real deal in each episode.

NARROWING THE GAP

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Narrowing The Gap is a Teaching Companion to The “Straight Outta Prison Podcast” hosted by James K Jones. He is giving you the tools to get you from where you are to where you want to be. His story started out as hopeless, but over time he learned a set of keys that helped him unlock every door that was stopping his life from going forward. Those same keys will work for you no matter what you’re facing. The keys are not magic, they’re just simple truths that are easy to understand and apply. Join James for a journey into the unknown… out of what is and into what could be…

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