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March 10, 2009

Listener Followup: Inmate to Teacher

John Berge was listening last week when Dick Gordon spoke with Juan Cruz. Juan served his time in prison, and struggled to get hired after he was released.

John Berge related to the story since he was locked up as a teenager himself. Like Juan, he made some poor decisions as a young person. While serving three years at a youth correctional facility in California, John decided to get an education and set his life on a more productive course. Years later, he went back to teach at the same correctional facility where he spent time as a young adult. 

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