[Eubanks] got word that his name made the list of those to be paroled in July once he became the first capital murderer to complete a pre-release program at a Christian prison in Sugar Land. Founded in 1997, the unit requires inmates who volunteer to go there to attend Bible studies as well as learn about life skills and substance abuse. ...
One of his Christian exit courses was taught by former district Attorney Carol Vance, who was not only the namesake of the Sugar Land unit but also a prosecutor who helped send Eubanks to prison.
“I recognized him the moment he walked in the room,” Eubanks said. “I once hated him with a passion, but now I admire him.”
Although Vance said he's been conned before, he said he would trust Eubanks as his next-door neighbor.
Convicted of capital murder but 31 years later the DA who prosecuted him would trust him as a neighbor. Wow! And Carol Vance was no softie as Harris DA (he also did a stint at TDCJ board charirman). Maybe that whole rehabilitation thing isn't completely bogus, huh? Good thing, I guess, that the state did not succeed in securing the death penalty back in 1978.