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From Jail to Yale

From Jail to Yale

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2009 file photo, Reginald Dwayne Betts, writing workshop program director, speaks during a school forum on Capitol Hill in Washington. Betts, a convicted felon who graduated from Yale Law School and won acclaim as a poet is being asked by a Connecticut committee to prove his "good moral character" before he is allowed to practice law. Like most states, Connecticut does not prohibit felons from becoming attorneys, but a felony conviction creates a presumption that the applicant lacks "good moral character and/or fitness to practice law." Such applicants must prove otherwise by "clear and convincing evidence."(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)