Inmate 651

One of the Lucky Ones
Narrated by: Michael R. Johnson
Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
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The true story of Michael Coll, an Irish child born in a mother/baby home in Stranorlar, County Donegal, Ireland, in 1944, and how his journey lead him to be eventually adopted by an Irish-American family. The audiobook also includes several sections that give a brief history of conditions in Ireland during the '40s, '50s and '60s, when unmarried pregnant women were considered outcasts by their own families, the Catholic Church and the Irish government.

©2017 Michael R. Johnson (P)2017 Michael R. Johnson

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Great book about a topic that is not widely known

The author takes us into the little known world of the Irish mother baby homes. His story is an incredible one of pain, betrayal, but also happiness redemption and plenty of Irish Luck. Inmate 651 reveals the cruel and frustrating world of the mother baby homes in Ireland that treated some of the most vulnerable members of Irish soceity like commodities to be bought and sold. It's a secretive world that lasted for decades and is still not well understood.