Prison friends

Temporary friendships that while sustaining on the inside, are terminated upon release, every woman for themselves. The addict is the most dangerous to avoid after release because the crazy life-robbing drugs make good people do desperate things. Meanwhile, it is possible to love and laugh outright with the other incarcerated women on your unit. We celebrated birthdays, cried over children, dreamed of avocados. I met women I am proud to know.

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