Dameon Stackhouse was six years into his prison sentence when he learned he would have a shot at earning his college degree. He was 37 years old and sitting inside East Jersey State Prison.

Stackhouse not only earned his degree but currently participates in a diversion initiative to help juveniles stay out of the criminal justice system he spent over a decade in himself. He said the ultimate goal is to open up a youth center of his own.

Source: This grad student started college behind bars. Now he’s giving back. – WCBI TV | Your News Leader