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David B. Lê is a Vietnamese refugee who immigrated to the United States and resided in Oakland, California in 1990.
At age 21, he committed murder and was sentenced to 40 years and two life terms.
While incarcerated, David earned an Associate’s Degree, completed numerous rehabilitation programs, e.g., Non-Violent Communication, Victim Awareness, Restorative Justice and Alternative to Violence. He practices what he learned in his daily interactions with other incarcerated men, staff and volunteers.
In 2016, David gave a TEDx talk on Second Chances at San Quentin State Prison.
In 2018, David received a commutation from California Governor Jerry Brown.
Currently, he is pursuing a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, supports the San Quentin News with its operation, and is a member of the Editorial Board. He also volunteers as a tutor and teacher’s assistant in various voluntary education programs and community events, e.g. TRUST’s Annual Health Fair, San Quentin’s Day of Peace, food sales, criminal justice forums. He enjoys journaling, origami and bar exercise.
To watch him visit: https://www.youtube.com/Watch?v=Y78HMIWo6k