By Dwight Abbott,Karren Kilian,Danny Abbott,Books not Bars
"THE AUTHOR'S WELL-WRITTEN tale COMES on the READER speedy AND FURIOUSLY; stunning READERS INTO AN understanding OF THE INHUMANITY OF AMERICA'S JUVENILE PENAL INSTITUTIONS."- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"I CRIED, YOU did not LISTEN IS a strong INDICTMENT OF A procedure that can HAVE misplaced tune OF ITS PURPOSE."- Don Davis, THE SAN DIEGO UNION
An early Winner of the "Project Censored" Award of Excellence; I Cried, You did not Listen is a strong tale. it truly is surprising, haunting and brutal. even though it is an extraordinary and worthwhile rfile, what's unprecedented isn't Dwight Abbott's event, yet his readability and braveness in sharing that have. Dwight tells the worrying story of a truly younger baby, first dedicated to the care of the kingdom as a result of relations tragedy and undesirable good fortune. as soon as institutionalized, he needs to learn how to stay in the merciless dynamics of a approach that promises strength via violence and leaves kids on the mercy of predatory adults. he's always confronted with the necessity to choose from dehumanizing techniques: Be predator or be prey. Even in Dwight's description of racialist violence we see the impression that the social procedure has had on him – cementing stereo-types and prejudices that turn into self-fulfilling prophesy. Dwight's account is terrifying. Upon analyzing it, one needs to realize that, confronted with the stark selection among victimizing one other and being a sufferer oneself, the morals and values that make experience in freedom fall away. Perpetrating violence seems to be because the most suitable choice for self-preservation. this is often the basic dynamic at paintings in Dwight's institutional lifestyles. I Cried, You did not Listen exhibits that, inside of incarcerating associations, violence in all its kinds – sexual attack, cliques, crews, gangs, emotional abuse – is largely approximately energy and keep watch over either over and above one’s personal feel of self. -Books no longer Bars
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