Becoming Ms. Burton

Becoming Ms. Burton

From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women

Book - 2017
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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.
Publisher: New York ;, London :, New Press,, 2017
ISBN: 9781620972120
1620972123
Characteristics: xxiii, 304 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Lynn, Cari - Author
Alexander, Michelle
Alternative Title: Becoming Miss Burton

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