It was the first ever Cal State graduation ceremony held inside a state prison.
“None of us thought this would be possible and we faced a lot of adversity in our lives and in here,” inmate Aaron Benson told ABC 7. “I’m so proud of everybody.”
23 prison inmates who turned away from a life of crime are now college graduates.
“It’s upon me to get myself together and then go back to the community that I helped tear down, and help build that community up,” inmate and graduate Jason Keaton said.