Prison Visitation Isn’t Like the Movies
When my dad was incarcerated, I began noticing specific tropes that reinforce a cultural narrative about prison all around me.
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a bad person does a bad thing and is locked away for years to protect the public
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Prison Life in Popular Culture
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