My home state is the incarceration capital of the world. I am loving this podcast from New Orleans Public Radio documenting the Louisiana lives affected by prison. An episode about rapper Jahi Salaam really moved me.
“You grow up – you living in a shitty house, like your house broke down, you go to school, your school broke down, you feel me, like there’s people getting shot, there’s people getting locked up. That’s what I mean by struggling,” Jahi Salaam said. “You know, it’s hard to grow up. Like it ain’t just – it ain’t no plan set out for you or nothing. It ain’t no road you can just walk down, like, ‘Oh, I know I’m going to be straight.’”