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Coming To Terms With His Trauma, One Man Reflects On A War-Torn Childhood

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Photos of some of the victims killed during the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. At least one million people died during their rule.

From San Quentin Radio:

Chanthon Bun is one of the incarcerated men at San Quentin who escaped the regime of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia as a child. 

"I always seen myself as a survivor, and it was surviving through any means; robbing, stealing killing. It was a point of survival, it led to the way I lived my life, it led to my crime. It led to my belief system, the way I thought, the way I interact with humans."

Click the play button above to hear Chanton's story.  

This originally aired in September of 2018.