While on death row, Lyle May earned an associates of arts degree from Ohio University. He is currently enrolled in a bachelor's program in criminal justice administration. Lyle has written for The Marshall Project, The J Journal, Prison Writers, and maintains a blog at BeyondSteelDoors.com. You can also find his memoir, Waiting For The Last Train on Amazon.
Suffering is an integral aspect of criminal justice for the offender, who should do so with the “difficulty of that reckoning and even the fear and pain it may cause,” they deserve an opportunity to repair the damage for which they are responsible.
If the learning institutions that strengthen our societal fabric are unwilling to help educate prisoners, then that support must come from elsewhere. I am an example of how such support can transform a life that would have otherwise been squandered.