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