Interview with Ronnie Smith


Lovinah Igbani-Perkins interviews Ronnie Smith about his experiences in jails in Texas and California and how accepting treatment for his depression has improved his quality of life and helped in his recovery. Smith served numerous jail sentences related to drug and alcohol dependency issues, but avoided prison. In the interview, Smith talks about the loss of his professional license as a nurse and how that and jail time caused him trauma. He also shares how accepting treatment for his depression and accessing resources for unhoused and formerly incarcerated people in Los Angeles helped in his recovery and his life.