A Story Of Resilience: How Perry Cline Overcame Incarceration, Heroin Addiction To Earn A Degree

Jan 23, 2019

Perry Cline’s story is a remarkable one. He’s a formerly incarcerated 51-year-old man who overcame the odds to graduate from the University of Illinois last month.

 

This is a follow-up to last week’s story about Cline and what it took for him to achieve his academic goals.

 

We felt it important to give Cline the space and a platform to tell that story himself — both in video and through a longer audio story.

 

You can find both below.

 

 



This story was produced with support from the Education Writers Association Reporting Fellowship program.