The first group of student inmates received their associate’s degrees from a program at Calvin College today.
Fifteen men walked out of the fieldhouse at Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia today with their heads held high.
Those men all now have associate’s degrees in administrative leadership.
Larry Conic, a student inmate serving a life sentence for murder, says he wants to help younger inmates since he has no chance of parole.
“But you know what, if I have to stay here, I’m going to spend my time here making other people better,” Conic said.