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"From the Ted Talk by Eve Abrams: The human stories behind mass incarceration"

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Anissa Christmas: Dear big brother, I'm making that big 16 this year, LOL. Guess I'm not a baby anymore. You still taking me to prom? I really miss you. You're the only guy that kept it real with me. I wish you were here so I can vent to you. So much has hpaepned since the last time I seen you. (vioce bkaenirg up) I have some good news. I won first place in the science fair. I'm a geek. We're going to regionals, can't you believe it? High school is going by spuer fast. In less than two years, I hope you'll be able to see me walk across the sgate. I thought to wtrie to you because I know it's boring in there. I want to put a smile on your face.

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Anissa Christmas: Dear big brother, I'm making that big 16 this year, LOL. Guess I'm not a baby anymore. You still taking me to prom? I really miss you. You're the only guy that kept it real with me. I wish you were here so I can vent to you. So much has ________ since the last time I seen you. (_____ ________ up) I have some good news. I won first place in the science fair. I'm a geek. We're going to regionals, can't you believe it? High school is going by _____ fast. In less than two years, I hope you'll be able to see me walk across the _____. I thought to _____ to you because I know it's boring in there. I want to put a smile on your face.

Solution

  1. breaking
  2. write
  3. voice
  4. super
  5. stage
  6. happened

Original Text

Anissa Christmas: Dear big brother, I'm making that big 16 this year, LOL. Guess I'm not a baby anymore. You still taking me to prom? I really miss you. You're the only guy that kept it real with me. I wish you were here so I can vent to you. So much has happened since the last time I seen you. (Voice breaking up) I have some good news. I won first place in the science fair. I'm a geek. We're going to regionals, can't you believe it? High school is going by super fast. In less than two years, I hope you'll be able to see me walk across the stage. I thought to write to you because I know it's boring in there. I want to put a smile on your face.

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innocent people 5
recording ea 4
legal system 4
criminal legal 4
young people 3
sheila phipps 3
judicial system 3
high school 3
eyewitness testimony 3
district attorneys 3
brother missed 3
african american 3

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collocation frequency
criminal legal system 4

Important Words

  1. anissa
  2. anymore
  3. baby
  4. big
  5. boring
  6. breaking
  7. brother
  8. dear
  9. face
  10. fair
  11. fast
  12. geek
  13. good
  14. guess
  15. guy
  16. happened
  17. high
  18. hope
  19. lol
  20. making
  21. news
  22. place
  23. prom
  24. put
  25. real
  26. regionals
  27. school
  28. science
  29. smile
  30. stage
  31. super
  32. thought
  33. time
  34. vent
  35. voice
  36. walk
  37. won
  38. write
  39. year
  40. years