Lynne Sullivan knows the transformative power of education. After being convicted of second degree murder, she spent the first few years of a life sentence in and out of solitary confinement.
A new life path opened for Lynne when she was encouraged by another inmate to go back to school. This path eventually led her to earning a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Boston University. A few years later–after she was released early on parole– she earned a master's degree from Boston University in criminal justice.
Lynne is now focused on giving back. She is currently the Regional Manager for Massachusetts and Rhode Island at the Petey Greene Program, where she oversees academic support in several correctional facilities, community correctional centers, youth centers, and reentry programs.
Lynne tells us about the power of someone believing in her and caring about her success–something many of us take for granted.
Victor Hugo wrote, “He who opens a school door, closes a prison.” Lynne Sullivan is living proof.
Episode Links and Resources:
Lynne Sullivan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lynne-sullivan-ladc-ii-a4b076b5/
Petey Greene Program: https://www.peteygreene.org
Partakers Program: https://www.partakers.org/
Boston University Prison Education Program: https://sites.bu.edu/pep/
Forget Them Not: https://www.amazon.com/Forget-Them-Not-Holistic-Ministry/dp/1608993205
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