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“This is a story about one woman’s journey to freedom, but it will help free us all.”
—Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow
“Susan Burton’s powerful and compelling memoir is an unforgettable journey. . . . This is a must-read.”
—Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy
Susan Burton’s world changed in an instant when her five-year-old son was struck and killed by a van. Consumed by grief and without access to professional help, Susan became addicted to crack. She cycled in and out of prison for over fifteen years; never was she offered treatment. On her own, she eventually found a private rehabilitation facility.
Today Susan dedicates her life to women facing similar struggles, operating safe homes for formerly incarcerated women and their children. Becoming Ms. Burton humanizes the impact of mass incarceration and shows how to provide a life of meaning and dignity for formerly incarcerated people.
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