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Free : two years, six lives, and the long journey home / Lauren Kessler.

Kessler, Lauren,(author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Ligonier Public Library. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Ligonier PL - Ligonier.

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Ligonier PL - Ligonier LP 364 .8 K (Text) 73571200224980 Large Print Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 163808341X
  • ISBN: 9781638083412
  • Physical Description: 397 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.
  • Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Regular print version previously published by Sourcebooks.
Includes discussion questions and conversation with author.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-396).
Summary, etc.:
"There's Arnoldo, who came of age inside a maximum security penitentiary, now free after nineteen years. Trevor and Catherine, who spent half of their young lives behind bars for terrible crimes committed when they were kids. Dave, inside the walls for 34 years, now about to reenter an unrecognizable world. Vicki, a five-time loser who had cycled in and out of prison for more than a third of her life. They are simultaneously joyful and overwhelmed at the prospect of freedom. Anxious, confused, sometimes terrified, and often ill-prepared to face the challenges of the free world, all are intent on reclaiming and remaking their lives. What is the road they must travel from caged to free? How do they navigate their way home? A gripping and empathetic work of immersion reportage, Free reveals what awaits them and the hundreds of thousands of others who are released from prison every year: the first rush of freedom followed quickly by institutionalized obstacles and logistical roadblocks, grinding bureaucracies, lack of resources, societal stigmas and damning self-perceptions, the sometimes overwhelming psychological challenges. Veteran reporter Lauren Kessler, both clear-eyed and compassionate, follows six people whose diverse stories paint an intimate portrait of struggle, persistence, and resilience."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Ex-convicts > Social conditions.
Prisoners > Deinstitutionalization.
Ex-convicts > Services for.
Large type books.

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