Personal note from Don Wright. I became aware of the plight of prisoners when I spent five-plus years as a volunteer at the Utah State Prison. I supervised the prison Family History Center where inmates used computers to do genealogy work. I taught an Old Testament course and a New Testament course. I taught a course I designed and titled Mentors from History that Can Change Your Life.
I became acquainted with more than a hundred prisoners. As I got to know these men, I found many had a hunger for learning. I met many who had enormous possibilities of accomplishing good things. Yet, education options were extremely limited.
Something clicked and it became my mission to do what I could. In addition to the volunteer job, I have been at this challenging effort more than five years. Thanks to the Utah Department of Corrections, exciting progress has been made the past six months.