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By Dwight Abbott,Karren Kilian,Danny Abbott,Books not Bars

"I CRIED, YOU did not LISTEN IS the main robust story OF HORROR in the partitions OF PENAL associations for the reason that 'PAPILLON.' THE TERRIFYING element IS THAT IT DESCRIBES AMERICA'S JUVENILE process" - Alden turbines, ARETE journal
"THE AUTHOR'S WELL-WRITTEN tale COMES on the READER quick AND FURIOUSLY; surprising READERS INTO AN know-how OF THE INHUMANITY OF AMERICA'S JUVENILE PENAL INSTITUTIONS."- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"I CRIED, YOU did not LISTEN IS a robust INDICTMENT OF A method which may 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 robust tale. it really is stunning, haunting and brutal. even though it is a unprecedented and priceless record, what's unparalleled isn't really Dwight Abbott's adventure, yet his readability and braveness in sharing that have. Dwight tells the traumatic story of a truly younger baby, first devoted to the care of the country as a result of family members tragedy and undesirable good fortune. as soon as institutionalized, he needs to learn how to stay in the merciless dynamics of a method that provides strength via violence and leaves kids on the mercy of predatory adults. he's continuously confronted with the necessity to make a choice from dehumanizing techniques: Be predator or be prey. Even in Dwight's description of racialist violence we see the influence that the social approach 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 best choice for self-preservation. this is often the basic dynamic at paintings in Dwight's institutional lifestyles. I Cried, You did not Listen indicates that, inside incarcerating associations, violence in all its varieties – 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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