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Vietnam: a stigma that followed us into the justice system

Spoon Jackson


From the series Uncuffed:

Mark Richards and I both served during the Vietnam War. There’s a stark difference between the way returning vets are treated then and now. But some things never change.

The moment we fall to a criminal allegation, we are attacked. And we are attacked for our veteran’s past.

Uncuffed is produced by men at Solano State Prison. Learn more about them here.

KALW’s radio training program at Solano State Prison is supported by the California Arts Council, with funding from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The producers fact-check content to the best of their ability. All content is approved by a prison information officer.

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