Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Inmates lend a helping hand

 Inmates at California's Soledad State Prison, may have made some poor choices in the past, but now they want to be part of something good. When they heard that Sy Green's parents have suffered medical emergencies, and he might not have the funds to graduate from his private school, they raised more than $30,000 from inside prison to create a scholarship for him.

The inmates, who call themselves "brothers in blue," raised enough money to let Green finish school AND attend college at The Academy of Art University in San Francisco. A former inmate named Jason Bryant played a key role in creating the scholarship. He said, "Regardless of the poor choices that people make, most people want to take part in something good. Guys were eager to do it."

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