First person: ‘I wonder about comeback stories. Danny’s might be one.’

From Open Campus: “I met Danny in 2019 when he landed here with me in Sullivan Correctional Facility … We have both been lucky to be in a state where privately-funded college-in-prison programs are widely available, but our journeys have been disparate. My experience with college in prison has been relatively smooth. When I landed in Sullivan in 2015, they were beginning a college program. I enrolled, got decent grades, and when my family came to the graduation ceremony in the facility gym, they were proud of me. I was proud of me. Danny’s journey was not like mine. It took almost nine years and nine different prisons — violence, solitary, violence, solitary — before he would enroll in a college program. … I wonder about comeback stories. Danny’s might be one.”

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