Prison is designed to disconnect people from the rest of society. As we listen to their stories, we begin to heal those connections.

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Family, Memories

Only In America by Mark Anthony McCloud El

I grew up on the northwest side of Detroit, where, although I lived with my mom, dad, two sisters, and niece, I came from a pretty large family of 12. Six boys and six girls. I believe that my upbringing was typical. My parents preached education first and...

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