I Cried, You Didn't Listen / Consequence: The Aftermath

I Cried, You Didn't Listen / Consequence: The Aftermath (Innocent until "Made" Guilty #1-2) [PDF / Epub] ☃ I Cried, You Didn't Listen / Consequence: The Aftermath (Innocent until "Made" Guilty #1-2) ✑ Dwight Edgar Abbott – Thomashillier.co.uk I CRIED, YOU DIDN T LISTEN IS THE MOST POWERFUL TALE OF HORROR WITHIN THE WALLS OF PENAL INSTITUTIONS SINCE PAPILLON THE TERRIFYING ASPECT IS THAT IT DESCRIBES AMERICA S JUVENILE SYSTEM Alden Mills, A I CRIED, YOU DIDN T LISTEN IS THE You Didn't PDF/EPUB ¾ MOST POWERFUL TALE I Cried, PDF or OF HORROR WITHIN THE WALLS OF PENAL INSTITUTIONS SINCE PAPILLON THE TERRIFYING Cried, You Didn't eBook ✓ ASPECT IS THAT IT DESCRIBES AMERICA S JUVENILE SYSTEM Alden Mills, ARETE MAGAZINE THE AUTHOR S WELL WRITTEN STORY COMES AT THE READER FAST AND FURIOUSLY SHOCKING READERS INTO AN AWARENESS OF THE INHUMANITY OF AMERICA S JUVENILE PENAL INSTITUTIONS PUBLISHERS WEEKLY I CRIED, YOU DIDN T LISTEN IS A POWERFUL INDICTMENT OF A SYSTEM THAT MAY HAVE LOST TRACK OF ITS PURPOSE Don Davis, THE SAN DIEGO UNIONAn early Winner of the Project Censored Award of Excellence I Cried, You Didn t Listen is a powerful story It is shocking, haunting and brutal Although it is a rare and valuable document, what is exceptional is not Dwight Abbott s experience, but his clarity and courage in sharing that experienceDwight tells the disturbing tale of a very young child, first committed to the care of the state because of family tragedy and bad luck Once institutionalized, he must learn to live within the cruel dynamics of a system that grants power through violence and leaves children at the mercy of predatory adults He is continually faced with the need to choose between dehumanizing options Be predator or be prey Even in Dwight s description of racialist violence we see the effect that the social system has had on him cementing stereo types and prejudices that become self fulfilling prophesyDwight s account is terrifying Upon reading it, one must recognize that, faced with the stark choice between victimizing another and being a victim oneself, the morals and values that make sense in freedom fall away Perpetrating violence appears as the best option for self preservation This is the fundamental dynamic at work in Dwight s institutional life I Cried, You Didn t Listen shows that, within incarcerating institutions, violence in all its forms sexual assault, cliques, crews, gangs, emotional abuse is essentially about power and control both over and above one s own sense of self books not Bars THIS IS A SEARINGLY HONEST BOOK read IT IF YOU HAVE THE COURAGE DWIGHT EDGAR ABBOTT S STORY WILL REVEAL MORE ABOUT THE SELF FUELING HORRORS OF INCARCERATION THAN WOULD TEN OF THE AVERAGE CRIMINOLOGY TEXTS FOR YEARS THIS BOOK HAS CIRCULATED AS AN ALMOST CULT UNDERGROUND DOCUMENT, A SIMPLE KEY TO EXPLAINING THE COMPLEX WRETCHED MESS THAT IS THE AMERICAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM Christian Parenti American investigative journalist writer of many widely published articles and author of LOCKDOWN AMERICA, THE SOFT CAGE AND THE FREEDOM SADLY, DWIGHT S EXPERIENCE ECHOES THE STORIES OF THE THOUSANDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE STILL WAREHOUSED AND DEHUMANIZED IN CALIFORNIA, BUT ALSO SERVES POWERFUL TESTAMENT TO THE NEED FOR ADEGREE SHIFT IN HOW WE DEAL WITH YOUNG PEOPLE IN TROUBLE Van Jones, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ELLA BAKER CENTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS CONSEQUENCE the aftermath is the sequel to I Cried, You Didn t Listen It is the story of the few incarcerated children who survived the California Youth Authority s Training camps only to become societies worst nightmares It is the sunset of life for those who were Innocent until Made Guilty.


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