BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Robert Spiers says his new life began after his Nov. 8, 2001, arrest for robbing a south-central Kentucky bank.
The Bowling Green man, who served 12 years in prison after robbing a total of three banks, has been a paralegal at Coffman Law Office since September.
He is enrolled in Western Kentucky University's pre-law program majoring in history and religious studies. He also is in the paralegal program.
Attorney Brad Coffman says he has found Spiers and other employees who have had brushes with the law to be "confident, productive and extremely loyal."
Coffman mentors Spiers just as other attorneys have mentored him over the years.