” One of the things about incarceration is that you’re deprived. You lose all of your identity, and then its given back one day, and you’re ill-equipped to actually embrace it and work it. “


” The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolished slavery other than in prisons – but it was a lie that you regained your freedom once you left the prison gates. “


” Telling your story is transformative. For both the storyteller and their audience, a new bridge to understanding is created. “


” It would have been great if there were a trauma center located in our community, where you could access grief counseling and be able to address it in a healthy manner. “


” People are released from prison so unprepared. They give you $200. We call it gate money. And you have to pay for a bus ticket back to L.A. You get off the Greyhound bus, downtown Skid Row, and you’re supposed to make a life from that. “


” Many times, I left the prison thinking, ‘I’m smart. I can make it. I won’t get caught up again.’ But you get off downtown Skid Row, and you’re a target for all of the environmental harms in that area. The pain and trauma in that area is so thick, you can almost reach your hand out and touch it. “


” When you get locked up, you get locked out. “


” In prison, you’re issued a number of sanitary pads per month. And many times, even when you’re issued a number of sanitary pads, the guards will just come in and rip your room apart, rip your locker apart and take them. “



All 8 Susan Burton Quotes about You in picture


One of the things about incarceration is that you
The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolished slavery other than in prisons - but it was a lie that you regained your freedom once you left the prison gates.
Telling your story is transformative. For both the storyteller and their audience, a new bridge to understanding is created.
It would have been great if there were a trauma center located in our community, where you could access grief counseling and be able to address it in a healthy manner.
People are released from prison so unprepared. They give you $200. We call it gate money. And you have to pay for a bus ticket back to L.A. You get off the Greyhound bus, downtown Skid Row, and you
Many times, I left the prison thinking,
When you get locked up, you get locked out.
In prison, you

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