The Resource Boy with a knife: : a story of murder, remorse, and a prisoner's fight for justice, Jean Trounstine, (electronic resource)

Boy with a knife: : a story of murder, remorse, and a prisoner's fight for justice, Jean Trounstine, (electronic resource)

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Boy with a knife: : a story of murder, remorse, and a prisoner's fight for justice
Title
Boy with a knife:
Title remainder
a story of murder, remorse, and a prisoner's fight for justice
Statement of responsibility
Jean Trounstine
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Language
eng
Summary
Nearly a quarter of a million youth are tried, sentenced, or imprisoned as adults every year across the United States. On any given day, ten thousand youth are detained or incarcerated in adult jails and prisons. Putting a human face to these sobering statistics, Boy With A Knife tells the story of Karter Kane Reed, who, at the age of sixteen, was sentenced to life in an adult prison for a murder he committed in 1993 in a high school classroom. Twenty years later, in 2013, he became one of the few men in Massachusetts to sue the Parole Board and win his freedom. The emotional and devastating narrative takes us step by step through Karter's crime, trial, punishment, and survival in prison, as well as his readjustment into regular society. In addition to being a powerful portrayal of one boy trying to come to terms with the consequences of his tragic actions, Boy With A Knife is also a searing critique of the practice of sentencing youth to adult prisons, providing a wake-up call on how we must change the laws in this country that allow children to be sentenced as adults. Jean Trounstine is the author of the highly praised Shakespeare Behind Bars: The Power of Drama in Women's Prison (St. Martin's) about her decade directing plays and teaching at Framingham Women's Prison in Massachusetts. She has written numerous articles on prison issues for publications including Boston magazine, the Boston Globe, Working Woman magazine, the Women's Review of Books, and Truthout, and has been the subject of many articles, radio broadcasts (NPR, The Connection), and TV shows (the Today Show)
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1946-
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Trounstine, Jean R.
Dewey number
364.152/3092
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Reed, Karter Kane
  • Murderers
  • Prisoners
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Youth
  • Social justice
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Boy with a knife: : a story of murder, remorse, and a prisoner's fight for justice, Jean Trounstine, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11861465
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multicolored
Control code
MWT11861465
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11861465
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remote
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11861465
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Boy with a knife: : a story of murder, remorse, and a prisoner's fight for justice, Jean Trounstine, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11861465
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11861465
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11861465
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11861465
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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