Micheal Braham, a 46-year-old man who spent 25 years in prison, has overcome challenges to achieve success. He earned a bachelor’s degree and gained acceptance into two law schools.
Micheal was arrested at the age of 21, accused of killing his childhood friend. He explained that he did not intend for the victim to die, which, if considered, would have led to a charge of manslaughter instead of murder.
However, due to ineffective legal representation, he ended up pleading guilty to murder in exchange for a 32-year sentence. In 1998, Micheal started representing himself (pro se) after finding out that his attorney had misled him into entering a guilty plea.