A 'Second Chance' After 27 Years in Prison: How Criminal Justice Helped an Ex-Inmate Graduate

Maurice Smiith, who graduated through the Goucher Prison Education Partnership, embraces Kima Smith, who he married in 2017 while in prison, before leaving for his graduation ceremony in Towson, Md., May 24, 2019. Smith’s graduation from Goucher College illustrates the potential of a bipartisan effort to overhaul the criminal justice system. (Rosem Morton/The New York Times)

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