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Cleveland kidnapping survivors recall years of horror and hope

Three young women spent a decade in the grips of Ariel Castro... a sexual sadist who would take his own life after he was imprisoned for his crimes. Somehow the women survived imprisonment and when they did finally escape, it was a story that shocked their city, their country, and the world.
Amanda Berry (left), Michelle Knight and Gina Dejesus were found alive on May 6, 2013, years after they disappeared in the Cleveland area. (FBI/Reuters)

The dramatic 911 call that Amanda Berry made after kicking out the door of the home, and dashing to freedom -- will send shivers down the spine. Now Amanda Berry, together with Gina DeJesus, have written a book about their experiences in captivity. This is their only Canadian interview.

Also with us today is the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Mary Jordan, who joined them in writing the book, Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland.

And just a warning, as you might expect, this interview will deal with some troubling material.

This segment was produced by The Current's Howard Goldenthal.