One recent Thursday, Lorenzo Brooks woke up just before dawn and began his day with 100 pull-ups and 500 push-ups. He made himself a sausage, egg and cheese sandwich for breakfast. He picked out a gray button-down shirt and slacks, and prepared for his two appointments of the day—a 12 p.m. with an academic counselor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, in Midtown Manhattan, and a . . .
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