How I Got Locked Up #1: Stories of Youth, Opportunity, Crime, and Punishment

How I Got Locked Up #1: Stories of Youth, Opportunity, Crime, and Punishment

by Kelly Vause Editor

Most people do not wake up one day in otherwise happy situations to begin a life of crime. That shouldn’t be surprising, but this series nonetheless provides a needed jolt of reality with these collected oral histories. How I Got Locked Up returns the human face to the prison population in America. Striking, honestly observed, and written with the force of lived experience, these zines provide insight and emotional context to what incarceration really means.

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