By Amanda Nguyen, Forbes, May 13, 2021
“I was born in prison, rented to the foster care system, then leased back to prison.”
After she was born to an incarcerated mother and faced an unstable childhood, Shawanna Vaughn found herself back behind bars by the age of 17.
“Walking into prison at 17 was the most traumatic experience of my life,” she remembers. She shared a cell with convicted murderers, mothers and young women.