Recidivism, the tendency of a convicted criminal to re-offend, is 14% for those who obtain an associate degree, 5.6% for those with a bachelor’s degree, and 0% for those who secure a master’s degree.
By Priyam Chhetri
Maria Regina Shepherd, then 21, was a mother of two young children and pregnant with her third child when her one of her kids, her stepdaughter Kassandra, passed away. Kassandra was 3 and a half years old at the time and had suffered from two grand mal seizures - one of them she never came out of.
An armed robbery at a drug store in 1975 changed Leslie Vass's life. Until the day of his hearing, he had no idea that he was being framed.
Stoll, a 41-year-old carpenter at the time, was wrongfully incarcerated for child molestation in 1985 and sentenced to 40 years in prison. He was convicted on 17 counts. There was no physical evidence and the testimonies of six boys, aged seven to nine, were contradictory.
Maurice Caldwell was the son of Donald Ray Caldwell, a man convicted of killing a San Francisco police officer, and it seemed as if everyone was eager to make him pay for his father's sins
Cassandra was one of the four women who were wrongfully incarcerated of sexually assaulting two young girls in San Antonio, Texas.
Liz was known as the ringleader of the San Antonio Four, a group of women who served more than a decade in prison after being wrongfully incarcerated for sexually assaulting two children
Kristie Mayhugh was one of the four women accused of molesting two children in San Antonio back in 1994. The group went on to be famously known as the San Antonio Four
Pinchback was convicted and sentenced for the rape of two teenage girls, who misidentified him in a police lineup, and was sentenced to 99 years in prison. He was shattered, devastated and in disbelief
Anna Vasquez was one of the four women accused of molesting two children in San Antonio back in 1994. The group went on to be famously known as the San Antonio Four.
In July 2000, Madrigal was charged with committing a drive-by shooting in East Los Angeles on behalf of the Ford Maravilla gang, following which he was convicted in 2002 with a prison sentence of 25 years to life
Atkins was wrongfully incarcerated for 32 years to life after a witness falsified her testimony. He was just 17 years old at the time.
Anthony was wrongfully incarcerated on murder and armed robbery charges in 1996 at the age of 19 with no physical evidence tying him to the case