This video was made by NBC News producer Dan Slepian as a part of the “Voices From Within” Project. He produced this independently of NBC News on his own time. Slepian put convicted murderers at Sing Sing, the infamous prison just north of New York City, in a room alone with a camera and asked them to speak to their 12-year-old selves.
The question he wanted them to answer: What would you say now that could have made your younger self put down the gun that ended a life and landed you in prison? What you see below is the full version of that video, which is now being used by the New York Police Department.