The Brownsville community is mourning the death of Michael Thomas, known as Mr. Mentor, criminal justice advocate, community activist, and retired corrections officer.

He died from prostate cancer on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021.

From his Scared Straight Program, with tours of Rikers Island; to his #1 Dad Program, Thomas’ work did not stop during his full time job and after retirement. Not only did he try to make a difference at work, he also touched many lives in the community. 

The Brownsville community is mourning the death of Michael Thomas, known as Mr. Mentor, criminal justice advocate, community activist, and retired corrections officer.

He died from prostate cancer on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021.

From his Scared Straight Program, with tours of Rikers Island; to his #1 Dad Program, Thomas’ work did […]

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