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Locked up, struggling to figure out why I am being punished now for the mistakes of my
past. Yeah I may have ran away four different times but people do change. Now I am sitting
here seven months pregnant, my fiance is on the outs waiting patiently for me. Seventeen
years old and I have two children now, trying to finish high school. I got my prioritoes
straight, but I can't do anything while I am sitting here locked up. My mistakes from my past
are haunting me. People think that they know how badly that I have been hurt, but no body
really knows but me. Locked up, trying to figure out why I am now being punished, when I
wasn't even taught the difference between right and wrong. Locked up for the stupidest thing
with no one to turn to for help.