SANTA FE, N.M. — Santana Bayuk’s mother died when he was 13.
The first things to go were his grades. And after decades of addiction and crime, he eventually lost his freedom.
“I think similar patterns happen in other people’s lives,” the 47-year-old said outside a classroom at the Metropolitan Detention Center. “Something happens and we mess it up, and then we get a chance like now to come and fix some of it.”