December 27, 2007

WA: first re-entry, then PhD

From the Olympian:

Cedar Creek inmate ready for release

Of 400 inmates at Cedar Creek Corrections Center, Craig Ulrich is the only one applying to be part of a doctorate program in biochemistry when he gets out in May. "We probably don't have a lot of people leaving here to get a PhD," said Tom Matthews, retired Cedar Creek business manager...

"I have great expectations for him," Matthews said of Ulrich. "He has great potential: something bad happened, and he felt the responsibility to step up and make amends for it." Ulrich, 25, was in his last year of pre-med at the University of Washington when a conviction on a manslaughter charge sent him to prison for four years...