Matt Kern went from being an 'A' student to flunking out.While repeating the eighth grade, he was the MVP sports heroduring the week and partier and car thief on the weekend.One night in March, 1988, his double life caught up withhim. He and two friends decided to steal a car but in amoment's haste, one of the friends shot and killed thedriver. All three received varying sentences; Matt got 60years. At Florida's DeSoto Correctional Institute, Matt wasthe youngest inmate among 1,100 men. The dominant inmates inprison victimized most young males, but Matt refused tobecome a victim. He earned the respect of the other inmatesthrough violence and threats. They nicknamed him 'Face.'Unbeknownst to his parents, Matt not only survived butthrived in prison. He made and sold wine and loansharked,among other things. With his profits he bank-rolled agambling operation. At one point he was sending money hometo his brother. His prison schemes continued until his sixthyear of incarceration when striking another inmate with apipe landed him in 13 months of Solitary Confinement. Forthe first time in his life, he experienced guilt. It was thebeginning of a spiritual awakening and the providential wayin which Matt received clemency. This compelling storyreveals the details of how choices can ruin a life, whatlife is really like in prison, and how God still works inmiraculous ways.