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The Resource Becoming Ms. Burton : from prison to recovery to leading the fight for incarcerated women, Susan Burton and Cari Lynn, (electronic resource)

Becoming Ms. Burton : from prison to recovery to leading the fight for incarcerated women, Susan Burton and Cari Lynn, (electronic resource)

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Becoming Ms. Burton : from prison to recovery to leading the fight for incarcerated women
Title
Becoming Ms. Burton
Title remainder
from prison to recovery to leading the fight for incarcerated women
Statement of responsibility
Susan Burton and Cari Lynn
Title variation
Becoming Miss Burton
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Language
eng
Summary
One woman's remarkable odyssey from tragedy to prison to recovery-and recognition as a leading figure in the national justice reform movement. Susan Burton's world changed in an instant when her five-year-old son was killed by a van on their street in South Los Angeles. Consumed by grief and without access to professional help, Susan self-medicated, becoming addicted first to cocaine, then crack. As a resident of South L.A., an impoverished black community under siege by the War on Drugs, it was but a matter of time before Susan was arrested. She cycled in and out of prison for 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. She began by greeting women as they took their first steps of freedom, welcoming them into her home, providing a space of safety and community. Her organization, A New Way of Life, now operates five safe homes in Los Angeles that supply a lifeline to hundreds of formerly incarcerated women and their children-setting them on the track to education and employment rather than returns to prison. Susan is now nationally known as an advocate for restoring basic civil and human rights to those who have served time. Becoming Ms. Burton not only humanizes the deleterious impact of mass incarceration, it also points the way to the kind of structural and policy changes that will offer formerly incarcerated people the possibility of a life of meaning and dignity
Summary
A South Los Angeles woman who self-medicated with drugs after her son’s death and was in and out of prison for 15 years describes her struggle to get clean and how she became an advocate and supporter of women facing similar situations
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contains biographical information
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Midwest
Dewey number
  • 303.484092
  • B
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no index present
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non fiction
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adult
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from prison to recovery to leading the fight for incarcerated women
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Becoming Ms. Burton : from prison to recovery to leading the fight for incarcerated women, Susan Burton and Cari Lynn, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11868524
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
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MWT11868524
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unknown
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1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781620972137
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11868524
Specific material designation
remote
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11868524
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Becoming Ms. Burton : from prison to recovery to leading the fight for incarcerated women, Susan Burton and Cari Lynn, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11868524
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11868524
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781620972137
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11868524
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11868524
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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