Kenneth “Boo” Glover grew up in a rough part of Washington, D.C. The Washington Post says he was “on the front end of a generation of young men who, in their early twenties, would turn the city into the deadliest in America.” Almost half of the capital city’s black men in Glover’s generation have some sort of criminal record.
The Post says that sometimes even veteran ex-inmates in the city’s poorest parts, men with almost no skills and no hope, can salvage some part of their lives. The newspaper tells the story of how Glover, 37, became “out of prison, drug-free, employed. A major accomplishment in a small world.”