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Becoming Ms. Burton : from prison to recovery to leading the fight for incarcerated women

Burton, Susan, author., Lynn, Cari, author., Alexander, Michelle, writer of foreword.,
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"Susan Burton's world changed in an instant when her five-year-old son was killed by a van driving down their street. Consumed by grief and without access to professional help, Susan self-medicated, becoming addicted first to cocaine, then crack. As a resident of South Los Angeles, a black community under siege in the War on Drugs, it was but a matter of time before Susan was arrested. She cycled in and out of prison for over fifteen years; never was she offered therapy or treatment for addiction. On her own, she eventually found a private drug rehabilitation facility. Once clean, Susan dedicated her life to supporting women facing similar struggles" -- provided by publisher.

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Lyons Public Library B BURTON (Text)
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