Ex-Gang Member Turned USF Grad Student Fights to Reduce Prison Overcrowding | Ex-Gang Member Turned USF Grad Student | Scoop.it

By age 12 he was skipping school, drinking beer, and hanging with gang members. Luis Aroche MPA ’15 ended up in the hospital after a fight in which he was beaten with a crowbar and stabbed in the stomach by a rival gang member.

Now he's on the frontlines of the fight to reduce California’s overcrowded prisons, now at about 144 percent of capacity.

The 35-year-old graduate student is in a unique position — one that was created to change California’s, and possibly the country’s, approach to criminal sentencing.


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