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A Troubled Young Woman's "Journey from Prison to Power."

Reporter Patrice Gaines was a teenage mother with a drug rap when she spent the summer of 1970 in jail. She is now a regular reporter for the "Washington Post," and has written a book about how she turned her life around. It's called "Laughing in the Dark: From Colored Girl to Woman of Color."


Other segments from the episode on September 27, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 27, 1994: Interview with Grant Tinker; Interview with Patrice Gaines.


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