Could an Ex-Convict Become an Attorney? Reginald Dwayne Betts recalls his journey.
Betts’ story of how he went from a convict to an attorney is deeply personal, captivating, and moving. He recalls apologizing to the man he robbed and his family in court, but struggling to fully give words to his experience: “so afraid of what might happen, I could barely articulate my regret. I couldn’t explain how a confluence of bad decisions and opportunity led me to become the caricature of a black boy in America.” Read the full story at nytimes.com.