Second Chances

Andrew Zaleski reports on a very simple idea: instead of paying for a $40,000 prison cell, try education.

Why Boston Is Paying Ex-Gang Members To Go To College

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At $400/week that’s an investment in the future, and in families. While the criminal system asks us to look at the moment, a counter view is to look at the life. What happens next? What could happen next?

“I always wanted to do good in my life. I just felt like because of the area I lived in, because I got involved in gangs, I couldn’t do it,” he says. “This program is giving us a stepping stool to better our life.”

A story with great hope.

 

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