Pardon Me: ex-con finds success after prison

Posted at 10:22 PM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 23:27:37-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Nashville man who had been convicted of drug charges got his criminal record expunged this week after turning his life around and helping others.

Life as Robert Sherrill knew it came to a stop along Buchanan Street, when he was just 23 years old. He was sent to prison for federal drug charges.

After prison, Robert started a janitorial company employing other ex-felons, wrote a book about his journey, and spent time speaking to others.

But even after having served his time, Robert's drug charges stayed with him because he wasn't able to get a loan for his business.

He applied for a pardon from Governor Haslam, which was granted, and just this week, with the help of Attorney David Raybin, a judge expunged Robert's criminal record.

"This is going to change the trajectory of my life," Sherrill said. "I'm going to grow my company, going to hire more people, I'm on a level playing field now."

Robert says he'll use his expungement to grow his company, and help young kids in Juvenile detention.