America is isolated. I’ve been there before. Lessons I’ve learned from San Quentin

TLM alumni, Chrisfino Kenyatta Leal, who spent over 20 years in prison, reflects on how the survival skills acquired during incarceration have unexpectedly proved valuable during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their guide emphasizes the importance of routines, exercise, reading, cleanliness, creating privacy, and maintaining a perspective of gratitude to cope with uncertainty and isolation.

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