CPO Executive Director, Sam Williams, Highlighted in Article “BU Marks 50 Years of Changing Lives behind Bars”

“Prison education is about hope for a better self and hope for a better life,” said Mary Ellen Mastrorilli, director of the BU MET Prison Education Program. Photo courtesy of Boston University.

Concord Prison Outreach’s Executive Director, Sam Williams, was highlighted in Boston University’s article, “BU Marks 50 Years of Changing Lives Behind Bars,” where he commented

on the impact of Elizabeth Barker, the late community organizer and poet who instructed students at MCI-Norfolk in the early 1970s.
Williams earned a Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree through the program while incarcerated at Norfolk. “She believed in us back then, when, at least for me, I didn’t believe in myself, and I couldn’t see what the future was going to look like.”Read the full article here.