Stan Andrisse

About Stan Andrisse

http://fromprisoncellstophd.org/

Dr. Stanley Andrisse was convicted of two felony drug charges and sentenced to 10 years in Missouri prison. He is now a postdoctoral scientist in pediatric endocrinology and trainee leader at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

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Ban the Box on College Applications

Ban the Box on College Applications

“From Prison Cell to Ph.D.” is a series following the journey of Dr. Stanley Andrisse, who was convicted of 2 felony drug charges and sentenced to 10 years in Missouri prison. He is now a postdoctoral scientist in pediatric endocrinology and trainee leader at Johns Hopkins Medicine. “This is a collect call from the Northeast Correctional Center,”(...)

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From Prison Cells to PhD: Words Matter

From Prison Cells to PhD: Words Matter

I have people contacting me from all over the country. A pastor called me after an interview I had with CBS  and told me, "you still look, talk, and smell like a convict." Wow. What does a “convict” smell like? He continued, "You need Jesus in your life. Back in my day, people were ashamed(...)

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From Prison Cells to Ph.D.: Felony Disenfranchisement and My Voting Rights

From Prison Cells to Ph.D.: Felony Disenfranchisement and My Voting Rights

“From Prison Cell to Ph.D.” is a series following the journey of Dr. Stanley Andrisse, who was convicted of 2 felony drug charges and sentenced to 10 years in Missouri prison. He is now a postdoctoral scientist in pediatric endocrinology and trainee leader at Johns Hopkins Medicine. I once waited at the polls for three long hours(...)

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Spreading Hope to Those Deemed Hopeless

Spreading Hope to Those Deemed Hopeless

Still half-asleep, I woke up at 4 a.m. to hit the highway for a four-hour drive. I had retired from “moving weight” (selling drugs) to moving words—ones of experience and inspiration. I was headed back to prison. I had a conversation with my mom the night before about me going “back to prison.” After her initial(...)

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