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Stedman Graham visits prison for leadership talk to inmates

"Before meeting his longtime partner, megastar Oprah Winfrey, Stedman Graham worked as a guard in a Chicago prison — and on Wednesday, for the first time in about 40 years, he entered prison again to speak to inmates about finding your purpose no matter where you are.

Graham spent nearly three hours inside one of South Carolina’s most troubled penitentiaries with about three dozen inmates. He spoke within shouting distance of the wing at maximum security Lee Correctional Institution where seven inmates were killed and 22 others injured during a riot in April 2018.

“If you get out and you don’t know who you are, you have no direction,” Graham said. “You have your freedom, but that will keep you a slave for the rest of your life.” It’s a similar talk to one he makes around the nation about discovering what you love and who you are and respecting yourself and others."

https://www.apnews.com/088fbbd7fdcf4...BC9mOlXwqi7kX4
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