From Prison to PhD

by Matt Carter

This is a New York Times article entitled "From Prison to PhD: The Redemption and Rejection of Michelle Jones." Like the movie I've Loved You So Long, this article focuses on the post-prison life of a mother who killed her young son. It also touches on redemption, restoration, and rejection as themes, which relate to the covenant with Abraham we're reading about. 

According to this article, what exactly is redemption? What would that look like for Michelle Jones? How does redemption occur or not for Michelle Jones, according to this article? Who causes redemption? Who or what enables it to occur?

To go even deeper, think and talk about where responsibility lies in this story, given that assigning responsibility requires us to first answer these questions about the nature of redemption and its causes first. 

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