While his father’s death sparked his decision to leave his criminal past behind, Whye Kee was able to sustained his path of redemption through discovery of the art of pottery while in prison. He joined the pottery club while still serving his time and devoted all his energy to developing the craft. Pottery turned out to be a major pull factor for him to stay on the straight and narrow. It gave him something to focus on and to be good at. That in turn served as a potential career path for him upon release.

This is an example of the success of the prison reform program. In empowering inmates with a tangible skill that they can make a living with upon release, ex-offenders need not resort to criminal activities again to make a living. Perhaps beyond just making a living, usefull skills such as pottery gives a person a sense of self worth, the lack of which in the past was a push factor towards criminal activities.