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From Prison to Ph.D.: Michelle Jones

sgtdjones 2017-09-13 19:34:25 

From Prison to Ph.D.: The Redemption and Rejection of Michelle Jones

Michelle Jones was released last month after serving more than two decades in an Indiana prison for the murder of her 4-year-old son. The very next day, she arrived at New York University, a promising Ph.D. candidate in American studies.

Incarcerated in 1996, Ms. Jones worked for five years in the law library at Indiana Women’s Prison, and got certified as a paralegal. She received a bachelor’s degree from Ball State University in 2004, and audited graduate-level classes at Indiana University.

“People don’t survive 20 years of incarceration with any kind of grace unless they have the discipline to do their reading and writing in the chaos of that place,” Ms. Jones said. “Forget Harvard. I’ve already graduated from the toughest school there is.”

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sgtdjones 2017-09-13 19:34:45 

Congratulations Ms Jones

trev114 2017-09-13 20:49:30 

Her research paper

birdseye 2017-09-13 21:34:13 

In reply to sgtdjones

Outstanding! Outstanding! And kudos to NYU to give her the opportunity

XDFIX 2017-09-13 22:51:26 

One the biggest waste of human capital is the prison system in general and the Caribbean in particular!

sgtdjones 2017-09-14 09:50:43 

In reply to birdseye

I agree

She showed she had guts and brains, finally, she will now show her capabilities.

cool cool cool

Headley 2017-09-14 12:26:52 

In reply to XDFIX

US prisons contain a quarter of the world's prison population!