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Becoming Ms. Burton: from prison to recovery to leading the fight for incarcerated women
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Contributors:
Lynn, Cari, author.
Alexander, Michelle, writer of foreword.
Published:
New York ; London : New Press, 2017.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
xxiii, 304 pages ; 22 cm
Status:
Copies
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Boulder Main Adult NonFiction
303.484092 Burton
On Shelf
Dec 30, 2019
Broomfield Non-Fiction
303.484092 Burton
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Mar 17, 2021
Longmont Adult Nonfiction
303.484 Burton BUR
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Jul 4, 2020
Louisville Adult Biographies
303.484092 BURTON
On Shelf
Nov 18, 2018
Description

"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.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Burton, S., Lynn, C., & Alexander, M. (2017). Becoming Ms. Burton: from prison to recovery to leading the fight for incarcerated women. New York ; London: New Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Burton, Susan, Cari, Lynn and Michelle, Alexander. 2017. Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women. New York ; London: New Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Burton, Susan, Cari, Lynn and Michelle, Alexander, Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women. New York ; London: New Press, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Burton, Susan,, Cari Lynn, and Michelle Alexander. Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women. New York ; London: New Press, 2017. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781620972120, 1620972123

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-304).
Description
"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.