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Comedian Luenell Shares Her Powerful Testimony: ’20 Years Ago I Was Convicted & Sentenced On An Embezzlement Charge’

Comedian Luenell Shares Her Powerful Testimony
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Luenell Shares Her Testimony

I’ve always been a Luenell fan, but I think I love her just a little bit more after she shared her powerful testimony with her fans.

The actress and comedian posted a photo of her wristband and Inmate Vending Card from when she was incarcerated and shared her journey from being in a jail cell to becoming a successful comedian to inspire her fans.

See her full post below.

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FOR THOSE WHO NEED A RAY OF HOPE…..โœ๐Ÿฝ
20 yrs ago I was convicted and sentenced to months on End n county Jail at Twin Towers Correctional Facility on an embezzlement charge. (I robbed the bank I worked at๐Ÿ˜”). I was separated from my 19 month old daughter. I was crying every day. ๐Ÿ˜ญI was extradited fr the Bay Area to Los Angeles. I was a disappointment to my Family. I was trash. I thought I would Never get out. I thought Surely they would loose my paperwork. The food sucked and the showers were even worse. Only prayer and the love of my friends got me thru. @renelsfvoyce @misslaurahayes @edwondasworld @whoscarmilla The Lawson Family, Marsha, Liz, Ann, Dessie….All my Oakland Comic Friends, Geoffrey Pete, Sweet Jimmie, Chuck Johnson And my Soul Beat Family, my Baby Daddy and His family.

Well, I DID get released. B 4 I even went to c my kid, tha homie Janet Lewis/White took me to c @guytorry and I got on stage at The Comedy Storeโ€™s Phat Tuesday and I vented. Vented about my crime, my strip searches and my time I had just done. I got a standing ovation๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ I took a Deep breath and I made it my Biz to NEVER get locked up again! ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ I grinded. I studied. I pounded the pavement. I WON! Oh, Iโ€™m no @iamwandasykes or @kevinhart4real but Iโ€™m FREE! Free of fear. Free of stress. Free of Hunger and cold. You can DO it! You can WIN! I feel Great about my life now and old habbits donโ€™t die easy. I know. It takes Work to do the right thing but just chk out my NEXT Post to c what I mean! Be strong! Donโ€™t fuk it Up! Keep your head to the sky๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿพ. STAY PRAYED UP!๐Ÿ™๐ŸฝYou can DO it! I believe in you…..๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ

I so appreciate Luenell for being transparent.

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