Wenona Thompson


Wenona Thompson served two and a half years in Illinois’ Juvenile Justice system and went on to become the Coordinator for Girl Talk, a program for girls at Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center. Wenona died on February 23, 2008 at the age of 32. She is survived by two children.

2 submissions.

The Day My Mother Was Sent Away
by Wenona Thompson

In this poem, Thompson discusses her feelings about her mother’s incarceration.

 children-of-prisoners  personal-narrative  poetry