From the Frat House to the Big House

Video posted April 25, 2017 in News by Alexa Healy


Nicolas Severino had aspirations of becoming an engineer for Boeing. Those dreams came to an abrupt halt in 2014, when Severino was arrested for the sale of controlled substances.

He had unknowingly made five sales of a controlled substance to confidential informants. Severino claims that the money was being used to assist him with the costs of being a student, using it to pay rent and buy groceries.

He served four months in the Blair County Prison, which was his minimum sentence date. Severino intends to pursue higher education once more; if not for himself, for the most important person in his life -- his grandmother. “I just don’t want to disappoint her anymore,” explained Severino.