This American Life

Crime Pays

By Joe Richman | April 24, 2015
This American Life

This American Life profiles stories of those very infrequent instances where people’s opinions flip on fundamental things that they believe. Prison University Project graduate Sam Vaughn is featured in Act Two discussing a controversial method of reducing gun violence in Richmond, California—paying criminals not to commit crimes.

Attribution: This originally appeared in This American Life on April 24, 2015.
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Please note that the Prison University Project became Mount Tamalpais College in September 2020.

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