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The Resource A question of freedom : a memoir of survival, learning, and coming of age in prison, R. Dwayne Betts

A question of freedom : a memoir of survival, learning, and coming of age in prison, R. Dwayne Betts

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A question of freedom : a memoir of survival, learning, and coming of age in prison
Title
A question of freedom
Title remainder
a memoir of survival, learning, and coming of age in prison
Statement of responsibility
R. Dwayne Betts
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the age of sixteen, R. Dwayne Betts--a good student from a lower-middle-class family--carjacked a man with a friend. He had never held a gun before, but within a matter of minutes he had committed six felonies. In Virginia, carjacking is an offense requiring treatment as an adult. A bright young kid, weighing only 126 pounds, he served his eight-year sentence as part of the adult population in some of the worst prisons in the state. This is his coming-of-age story. Utterly alone--and with the growing realization that he really is not going home any time soon--Dwayne confronts profound questions about violence, freedom, crime, race, and the justice system, and above all, a quest for identity.--From publisher description
Summary
An ex-con author describes his time in prison after his conviction for carjacking at the age of sixteen, and relates his quest for identity--one that guaranteed his survival in jail and incorporated an understanding of how his own past led to the moment of his crime
Award
  • Street Lit Book Award Medal: Adult Non-Fiction, 2010
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2015.
Biography type
autobiography
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323524
Cataloging source
DLC
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Betts, R. Dwayne
Dewey number
  • 365/.42092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Betts, R. Dwayne
  • Prisoners
  • Prisons
Target audience
adult
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a memoir of survival, learning, and coming of age in prison
Label
A question of freedom : a memoir of survival, learning, and coming of age in prison, R. Dwayne Betts
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Publication
Control code
ocn262428486
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
240 p.
Isbn
9781583333488
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009021837
System control number
(OCoLC)262428486
Label
A question of freedom : a memoir of survival, learning, and coming of age in prison, R. Dwayne Betts
Publication
Control code
ocn262428486
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
240 p.
Isbn
9781583333488
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009021837
System control number
(OCoLC)262428486

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