We’ve experienced involuntary servitude.

Here Are Our Stories:

My story: John Cannon

Hi, my name is John Cannon. My first time going to an adult prison was when I was 16 years old. I was arrested and charged with robbery for stealing pizza and a money pouch from a pizza delivery man. I was subsequently certified as an adult by the court and sent to the Department of Corrections.... [Read More]

My Story: Jesse Burleson

I spent 31 years inside of California state prisons, from 1987 until 2018, and I can recall the slavery process vividly. I had chains wrapped around my waist and my wrists were fastened to them. I was told to kneel on a wooden box so that my legs could be shackled at my ankles restricting my movement to small, short steps. .... [Read More]

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