Williams served 25 years in juvenile and adult prison facilities.
While incarcerated, Williams became a certified paralegal, helped facilitate, participate, and develop the Victim-Offender Education Group (VOEG) curriculum for Insight Prison Project, served as Executive Director of San Quentin's Restorative Justice Interfaith Roundtable, co-founded San Quentin’s financial literacy program and F.E.E.L.
philosophy (Financial Empowerment Emotional Literacy), founded a prison-based video production program, and was founder of the first prison-based audio production program in the U.S.: the award-winning San Quentin Prison Report (SQPR). Williams spent the last seven years of his incarceration teaching his peers to produce audio and building the media lab now used by Ear Hustle.
Williams is the Founder and Executive Director of Restorative Media. In 2018, he was awarded a Soros Justice Fellowship where he is working to create a national multimedia platform and community engagement program that will help formerly incarcerated people document their lived experiences and engage the public.