April 4, 2023

How Education in Prison Changed William Freeman’s Life

After earning a degree from The Goucher Prison Education Partnership, William Freeman III '20 now empowers fellow formerly incarcerated students in his role at The Education Trust.

William Freeman III '20 graduated from Goucher College in 2020 with a degree in sociology and anthropology. He earned 73 of those credits through the Goucher Prison Education Partnership while incarcerated for murder. Released from prison in 2018 after serving 20 years of his life-plus-20-years sentence, Freeman, 43, is currently a Bloomberg Fellow and master’s candidate at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He also works at The Education Trust, a national nonprofit that works to close opportunity gaps that disproportionately affect students of color and those from low-income families.

Read the full story from the Baltimore Magazine.