Stateville Bobby never gave up hope
and tried to keep the CVL
from going back to hustling. This letter from prison is
a remarkable summary of what the CVL accomplished.
Rather than participate in gang life
in prison, Bobby worked to keep the peace. He became an assistant
to sociologist Jim Jacobs and was called the "Kissinger
of Stateville" for his peacemaking between gangs.
Jacobs called Bobby "a most intelligent and impressive
Bobby also joined the
Jaycee chapter in Stateville and later became its president.
He was instrumental in setting up positive programs for inmates
and fighting for inmate rights.
While in prison, Bobby earned as Associate
of Arts Degree, with honors from Wright Jr. College, a Bachelor
of Arts Degree from Lewis University, and a Bachelor of General
Science Degree from Northern Illinois University.
Bobby Gore in the
visitors room at Statesville Penitentiary