Precious Lives

#095 Precious Lives: Checking In With Carlton Dewindt, More Than A Year After Losing His Friend



We met 22-year-old Carlton Dewindt over a year ago, when he was featured on an early episode of Precious Lives. Neighborhood feuds and shootings eventually culminated in the death of Carlton’s close friend, Lil Ray. Ray died in an alley next to an orchard tended by Walnut Way Conservation Corp. The staff at Walnut Way gathered Carlton and other men affected by Ray's death. They talked, they boxed, they camped... They grieved together . But before Walnut Way’s efforts had a chance to foster neighborhood peace, police conducted an undercover drug investigation in the area. Carlton Dewindt ended up getting charged. The last time we spoke with Carlton, he was getting ready to go to court.