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Professor Stanley Andrisse addresses the crowd at Ashland University's Second Annual Correctional Education Reentry Summit.

ASHLAND — Professor Stanley Andrisse spends his time lecturing and studying endocrinology at Howard University and Georgetown Medical Center -- much like he did on Wednesday morning at Ashland University's second annual Correctional Education Reentry Summit.

But in his early 20s, his life was on a much different path. He was standing in front of a judge, facing 10 years in prison as a "prior and persistent career criminal" for his third felony drug trafficking charge.