Ray spent eight months in jail after he was convicted of criminal mischief after writing hate messages on an African immigrant’s home.

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“I just always gravitated toward the wrong group,” Ray tells Dr. Phil on Wednesday’s episode. “I would drink, and I’d find myself out on the street at 3 in the morning acting out on something I saw in my local society wherever I happened to be in the world and lash out in ways of graffiti.”

However, Ray says he’s now a reformed man. In the video above, he shares how he changed his behavior – and he has a message for people who are tempted to commit a hate crime.

This episode airs Wednesday. Watch more here.

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