ShyQuinn Dix on Prison Reform

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Topics include:

  • Shy’s childhood
  • His felony charge for check fraud
  • 13 months in genpop at Cheshire Correctional Institution
  • The T.R.U.E. Program
  • His relationship with law enforcement before T.R.U.E.
  • James Vassar’s role in Shy’s life
  • Dignity in prison
  • Recidivism rates in the U.S.
  • Thriving in college basketball
  • How Shy’s story plays in to current events
  • Prison reform

See Shy’s story on 60 Minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zt5rXt6oSDo

Read more about the T.R.U.E. Program: https://www.vera.org/blog/dispatches-from-t-r-u-e

More about T.R.U.E.:
https://theconversation.com/a-prison-program-in-connecticut-seeks-to-find-out-what-happens-when-prisoners-are-treated-as-victims-111809

Watch Shy’s acceptance speech at the Vera Gala: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0doHawYRGDQ

Follow Shy on IG @showoff_shy
Twitter: @ShyDix203

Learn more about the Vera Institute of Justice: https://www.vera.org/about

Listen to Caron Butler’s interview with Zach Lowe: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/caron-butler/id986595124?i=1000477598784

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