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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

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

Label
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
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
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
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10563792
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Burton, Susan
Dewey number
  • 303.484092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Lynn, Cari
  • Alexander, Michelle
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True
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  • Burton, Susan
  • African American women social reformers
  • Abused women
  • Women drug addicts
  • Women prisoners
  • Women ex-convicts
Target audience
adult
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from prison to recovery to leading the fight for incarcerated women
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Label
Becoming Ms. Burton : from prison to recovery to leading the fight for incarcerated women, Susan Burton and Cari Lynn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-304)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn954670513
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxiii, 304 pages
Isbn
9781620972120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)954670513
Label
Becoming Ms. Burton : from prison to recovery to leading the fight for incarcerated women, Susan Burton and Cari Lynn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-304)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn954670513
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxiii, 304 pages
Isbn
9781620972120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)954670513

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