Incarcerated shortly after his 17th birthday in 1998, Chon was convicted of first-degree murder and given a 75 year sentence. Over the last 26 years and counting, Chon has grown into a man of integrity, and he exemplifies the potential of all Second Lookers. Incarcerated with only a 10th grade education, Chon managed to earn four college degrees: a Master of Arts degree in Literature and a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Science (University of Houston–Clear Lake), a Master degree in Christian Education (Shalom Bible College and Seminary), and an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts (Alvin Community College), and he was inducted into the International English Honor Society, Sigma Tau Delta. Motivated by the power of positive change, Chon sought personal growth development in other areas as well, completing more than two dozen rehabilitative programs and eight on-the-job training programs, all while maintaining a reputable work ethic and good disciplinary record. Holding onto the hope of his eventual release, Chon remains committed to helping other prisoners reach their rehabilitative potential.