Sheldon P. Johnson is a student in the Cornell Prison Education Program at Auburn. In addition to the time he dedicates to PPTG, he is President of the LIFER’s organization, has instituted a book club and parole preparation class, and facilitates the Urban Monks Poetry Corner at Auburn Correctional Facility. In 2012, Sheldon was applauded by the Albany Times Union newspaper for his performance in the lead role of Macbeth at another facility. In February of 2015, Sheldon was awarded second place out of one thousand entries in the National Prison Writing Contest. He is currently serving a disparaging fifty-year determinate sentence for non-homicidal offenses.