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
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.