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State Raised - The Story of Natividad Mendoza
Dec. 10, 2017
Wanda Kolomyjec
Non-fiction: General/Other
Natividad Mendoza was choked, beaten, hanged, raped, nearly drowned, abandoned, left for dead and was a witness to a brutal murder by his stepfather by the age of 15. Natividad was raised by the state and spent seventeen years going in and out of prison more than a dozen times. To survive, Natividad rose up to be a leader in one of the most feared gangs in the California penal system. He participated in heinous attacks in order to gain the respect he needed to survive. He finally walked out of prison for the last time in 2002, a free man and he set his sights on helping others avoid the revolving door of recidivism that he endured over the course of nearly two decades. He created a program, From Gangs to Jobs, a holistic approach to segue from prison to a successful civilian life. What is truly remarkable about this story of survival is not in the horrific details of his journey, but rather his ability to transform his life from one of debauchery to one of triumph. And this book is his story.
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