Former Connecticut Inmate Shares Story That Links Childhood Trauma To Adult Imprisonment

Child cowers in a dark corner with red socks beside them

Rob Sullivan, a former inmate at a Connecticut penitentiary, is no stranger to the confining walls of a prison cell. The New York Times has recently recounted Sullivan’s upbringing in a story that suggests his childhood tribulations are to blame for his juvenile adolescence and incarceration.

Tragedy had followed Sullivan since the tender age of six, when two thieves ransacked his father’s dope stash, holding Sullivan at gunpoint during the robbery. Sullivan recounts this time as nothing more than “chaotic.” This incident has proven to be the bedrock of Sullivan’s life as drug abuse and domestic violence followed him into adulthood.

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