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Coming Clean – Leonard Ottone

Coming Clean Leonard OttoneIn and out of juvenile detention as a youth, Leonard Ottone graduated to prison as a young man and eventually ended up in Pentridge Prison (affectionately known by some as the college of knowledge).

There he continued to access drugs and maintain his habit. With the help of the other prisoners, Leonard finally learned to read and write as he struggled to write letters home to his family…

… I spent the weekend reading your story. It was raw and confronting, but such a touching and amazing story. As young as I am, I know there’s people in the world that have never been strong enough to stick and progress with positive change like you have. i’ll never forget when Dean finished your book, the tears that rolled down his face. Tears of happiness and relief of your achievements. I couldn’t wait to read to see why he was feeling like that … Now I’ve finally read it and want to congratulate you. 

– Ella Callaway

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