It’s Never Too Late to Go to College and Rewrite Your Story
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Chris Colin, The New York Times
Devon Simmons spent 15 years in prison. Since 2014, he’s been a free man—one whose trajectory was dramatically rerouted not once, but twice.
Today, Simmons is on a mission to remake not just his own life, but to reimagine the educational and career opportunities afforded to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people. Just as important, he hopes to change the way society thinks about that population in the first place.