Convicted Killer Becomes A Paralegal: Where's Your Job?


Are you desperately in need of a job? Go to prison. That’s how convicted murderer Craig Atkins became a paralegal.

Before you get outraged though, think how much better it is that a former prisoner can get work, rather than being consigned to a life of joblessness (and thus, most likely) crime.

Detroit News: “The prosecutor, court papers make me appear some kind of mad-dog public enemy,” Craig LeRoy Atkins, 51, said in an interview with The Detroit News. “Did I make mistakes with my life? Yes. Did I pay for them? Yes, with 21 years of my life.

“But all the bad things they said I did have been exaggerated, and don’t take into account all my good behaviour,” he said. “I’m proud of what I did in prison. I used prison like a university and became a paralegal.” Read the whole thing >

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