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What I Learned in Prison

Justin Renteria for The Chronicle Review

August 03, 2015 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

I was paroled to Champaign, Ill., in 2009, after serving six and a half years in federal and state prisons in California.

When I arrived in Illinois, I ducked questions about my years behind bars. People would ask me where I had been before...

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