I spent fourteen years in Georgia prisons before venturing into the “free-world” in the middle of 2020. During my incarceration, I was a student in two programs that dramatically changed my life for the better. The first is Common Good Atlanta, a college-in-prison program. Among many other things, this program aided me in walking out of the proverbial Plato’s Cave. I also obtained three publishing credits while attending this program, including a peer-review journal where I argued for higher education in prison. The second program is Hello World, one of the few programs in the United States that teach technology, such as computer programming, to incarcerated individuals. As a result of this class, I’m a freelance software developer working from home.