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Storyteller Profile:

Sherman “O.T.” Powell

Sherman “O.T.” Powell spent forty years as a pickpocket. He has been interviewed as an expert in the dated art by reporters for NPR, Slate Magazine, and other publications. O.T. is a graduate of the MothSHOP Community Education Program and is writing an autobiography.

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Sherman "O.T." Powell

Cocktails in Attica

Apr 30, 2013

A young man tries to make ends meet in one of the world's toughest prisons.

Sherman "O.T." Powell

Pickpocket School

May 5, 2015

An aspiring pickpocket rises to the top of his game.