Tony Tran, Courage Award for Achievement in a Correctional Setting winner (tied), earned his high school equivalency in 2015, while incarcerated. He didn’t stop there. Tony went on to earn Moraine Park Technical College credits through several classes offered within the correctional institution. He also achieved his tutor certification in 2019, allowing him to serve as a tutor and role model to other justice-involved adults who want to improve their basic literacy skills. He recognizes the importance of staying connected to his children and takes advantage of both the Madison Area Urban Ministry (MUM)-sponsored Reading Connection Program that video records him reading books for his children and the Angel Tree Program that supply gifts to inmate children who visit.