At an apartment in south St. Louis, Jerome Arnold greeted Phillip Melton as if they were old friends. But they'd only met a month earlier, after Melton had been released from prison.
Melton told Arnold that the move was simple, he'd unpacked and even lost weight. Most importantly, he hadn't had an alcoholic drink since he left prison.
"Way to go," Arnold praised Melton, referring to him as, "a good man, a good person, not a hassle."