10 Remarkable Career Comebacks

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JUDGE GREG MATHIS: Once a high school dropout and gang member who was incarcerated for a slew of criminal offenses, Judge Greg Mathis claims it was his mother’s deathbed wish and a compassionate Detroit judge who sentenced him to get a GED that encouraged him to abandon the thug life. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree, a law degree, and became the youngest judge in Michigan's history. Talk about a comeback! Today, the TV personality uses his past experiences as a troubled youth to mentor African American male inmates through his national Prisoner Empowerment Education and Respect (PEER) program.

JUDGE GREG MATHIS: Once a high school dropout and gang member who was incarcerated for…