Incarcerated at age 15 and released from a Minnesota prison at 26, Steven Jouir Glaze promised the world he would make a better future for himself. Last week, his life ended in tragedy, says the St. Paul Pioneer Press. The Pepin County, Wis., sheriff’s office identified a body found along railroad tracks there as Glaze. The St. Paul man’s body was discovered Thursday on a frozen embankment. No one knows how he got there. An autopsy will be done.
Convicted of playing a leading role in the near-fatal shooting of a store clerk, Glaze spent 11 years in county jails and state prison. He taught himself to read with the help of other inmates, and he was characterized by his supervised-release agent as the most determined ex-offender she had worked with. His struggles to find work and re-enter society were chronicled in a series of articles in the Pioneer Press. He was 35 when he died.