Staff writer on the Best Week Ever reboot. Contributing writer to Funny or Die, The Onion, and HuffPost Comedy. Segment producer on ONN on IFCtv (RIP). Created 'The Untitled Webseries That Morgan Evans Is Doing' which is super famous.
Here’s an amazing statistic for you, about recidivism rates.
Of the 26,867 inmates who left New York prisons in 2008, nearly 40 percent returned to prison within 3 years. However, there are important exceptions: Among those are the maximum security inmates behind the walls of Sing Sing in Ossining, NY who have obtained a masters degree in Professional Studies — a one-year graduate degree administered by the New York Theological Seminary. Their recidivism rate over 31 years has been just 10 percent. The rate for those who’ve left with a degree in the last five years? ZERO.
“Education,” said Dale Irvin, the president of New York Theological Seminary, “is the surest indicator of low recidivism rates.”
Listen in to the latest Micropolis story and hear how a number of people — including convicted murderers — have turned their lives around while becoming assets to the prison community.
I was sitting here rewatching one of my favorite Golden Girls episodes (“Hey, Look Me Over”) for the nth time and realized this line didn’t get nearly as much laughter from the live studio audience as it deserved so I made this GIF set.