The kid who was once the troubled student failing class is now reading at grade level and thriving in science and math.
When the family traveled back to the prison to meet with Vogt, Zachary gave him a hug. “Here’s a man that isn’t allowed any physical contact,” said Susy Tucker. “And yet [Mr. Vogt has] given my son the ability to hug and to care about other people.”
“He made a mission out of helping our son,” said Arthur Tucker.
From his Colorado prison yard, Vogt explained what he sees as redemption. “This is the thing I do to give back,” he said. “When Zach and even the other kids get to work with me, they don’t see the murderer. This has given me a chance to do something better.”