999 Years in Prison: The Incredible True Story of Coley Gates of

Jun 20, 2024 | 0 comments

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In this heartfelt episode of ‘From Surviving to Living,’ Coley Gates shares his incredible story. Once sentenced to 999 years in prison, Coley talks about his rough upbringing, and life of crime. Discover how his faith in God transformed his life behind bars, leading to an unexpected release supported even by the victim’s family.

Coley’s journey from despair to hope is a testament to the power of God, forgiveness, and never giving up. Be inspired by his resilience and learn valuable life lessons as Coley opens up about his past, his faith, and his future!

Buy Coley’s book, “Uncommon Sense” on Amazon today!


00:00 Introduction

02:00 A Troubled Childhood

03:25 The Arrest and Trial

05:13 Finding Faith in Prison

09:22 A Father’s Death and a Guilty Verdict

16:30 The Struggle for Commutation

19:11 A Second Chance: Preparing for the Hearing

26:07 Isolation and Reflection

26:46 The Waiting Game

28:00 The Hearing Begins

30:54 Unexpected Questions

33:03 A Surprising Turn

35:53 The Final Decision

41:06 Release and Redemption

45:46 Life After Release

48:05 Challenges of Reentry

49:58 Conclusion and Future Plans

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