Lived Through This

After 4 Years of Incarceration, I Was Granted Total Freedom Weeks Before a Pandemic

Lessons on grief, gratitude, and uncertainty from my time behind bars

A filtered photo of a chain link fence.
A filtered photo of a chain link fence.

By the time I was 24, I had been addicted to heroin for several years. My life was objectively miserable, and despite my attempts to quit, I couldn’t…