In a lot of cases, people in our community tend to label these women who go to prison. We need to support them. We really have to look at where they're coming from. With me, in my community, I know these young women who go to jail. I know their family background, and, number one, I believe in people. In my culture there's no such thing as...what's that favourite word for that? Anyway, I walk with these people. When they come to me, I always tell them, “You have so much potential. You can do it.” I also try to help them to communicate. Instead of lashing out in anger and with violence, I help these women to identify and express their feelings. Once they have trusted me, I go all the way to help them. I believe in them. I've been there. I look at my own personal experience.
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