Convicts: Self-Made Lazarus

At the moment, Teddy Green is a car salesman in Boston. He is a pretty good one, too, with an unusual spiel. He tells customers that Fords are reliable and have great pickup—which is why he always chose them when he was stealing getaway cars. For Teddy Green used to be a bank robber; he got out of jail just four months ago. "I feel like Lazarus," he says, risen as he is from the living death of what was once a 56-year sentence. Unlike many ex-cons, however, Teddy has refused to mope,...

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