Former Detroit Prisoner Becomes Optician, Opens Own Business – The Good News
This. THIS is what prison should be about - second chances.
I've felt this way for a while now - that we need to stop treating the incarcerated as subhuman and start rehabbing them to become better people. Because when you do, this is what happens.
Roby Davis made a mistake when he was 22 - he was part of a robbery. He was sentenced to up to 75 years in prison; he said that he knew better and he wasn't a menace to society. So, while he was locked up, he took college courses.
He entered into the optical program at the Gus Harrison Correctional Facility in Adrian, where he ended up making glasses for prisoners all over the state. After several appeals, he was released in 2011. And, last year, he opened his own business in Detroit - Rosedale Vision.
He's the first former inmate to open his own business with the skills he learned in the prison's optical program. He's even taken his 28-year-old son on board to train him as well.