Dant’e Cottingham, Inmate #259241, about his struggles and triumphs while being incarcerated.
Juveniles are particularly vulnerable to the coercive (and often unlawful) techniques of law enforcement officials.
The older authority figure wins the trust of the young target by cultivating a false friendship, having heart-to-heart conversations, giving gifts, offering protection. And then the sex ensues, sometimes forced, sometimes seemingly consensual.
A writing and mentoring program in Los Angeles for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated youth is changing their lives from the inside out.