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My Boyfriend Tried To Kill Me

February 9, 20170
My boyfriend tried to kill me and he spent exactly one day in jail....

My boyfriend tried to kill me and he spent exactly one day in jail.

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Orange Was Not My New Black

June 18, 20160
I was attending community college and carefully hiding from classmates the fact that I...

I was attending community college and carefully hiding from classmates the fact that I lived in a children’s home for orphans and delinquents. After receiving my GED at age 17, I had finessed my case manager into thinking I had big dreams for my future. I told her I...

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New York Daily News

June 24, 20157
At age 15, I was arrested for stealing a car and was sentenced to...

At age 15, I was arrested for stealing a car and was sentenced to juvenile prison until my 21st birthday. In mid-90s Illinois, the sole female juvenile prison was located in a Chicago suburb, five hours north of my rural town. Visitations were held weekly, but without public transit...

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