“The vast majority of incarcerated people have suffered significant developmental trauma. This trauma includes abuse, neglect, poverty, hunger, homelessness, incarceration of a parent, and discrimination in various forms. The overlap and intersection of multiple traumasare the most significant driver of criminal behavior and addiction that lead to incarceration.
A history of developmental and other traumas is not exclusive to incarcerated people. Many working within the system have similar experiences of trauma, though their life circumstances have led them into the carceral environment through a very different path.”
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