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Prison History’s Horror and Hope

Martín Elfman for The Chronicle Review

October 02, 2016 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

"Ma’am, are you OK?"

My Uber driver shot me a worried glance through the rear-view mirror. Sniffling, I assured him I was fine. More than fine. These are tears of joy, I promised him.

I’d just come off the stage of a City University of New York...

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