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240-year prison term

  • Featuring: Lester Brown & Carolyn Scott Brown
  • Date Submitted: Sep 27, 2019
  • Location: Washington

Lester Brown was a notorious criminal in Detroit and was doing a 240-year prison sentence when he met a performance-improvement expert from the Pacific Institute. Lester, who has Alzheimer’s, and wife Carolyn Scott Brown recount how the encounter turned his life around. Lester learned to read, earned a college degree and instructed fellow inmates. Lester secured an early release, became an author and an inspiration for others. Edit credit: Sean Collins


  • Lester Brown
  • Carolyn Scott Brown
  • Prison
  • Pacific Institute
  • College degree
  • Inspiration