By Jean Trounstine
Nearly 1 / 4 of 1000000 early life are attempted, sentenced, or imprisoned as adults each year around the usa. On any given day, 10000 adolescence are detained or incarcerated in grownup jails and prisons.
Putting a human face to those sobering records, Boy With A Knife tells the tale of Karter Kane Reed, who, on the age of 16, used to be sentenced to existence in an grownup felony for a homicide he dedicated in 1993 in a highschool school room. two decades later, in 2013, he grew to become one of many few males in Massachusetts to sue the Parole Board and win his freedom.
The emotional and devastating narrative takes us step-by-step via Karter's crime, trial, punishment, and survival in felony, in addition to his readjustment into standard society. as well as being a robust portrayal of 1 boy attempting to come to phrases with the results of his tragic actions, Boy With A Knife is additionally a searing critique of the perform of sentencing early life to grownup prisons, supplying a serious warning call on how we needs to switch the legislation during this kingdom that permit childrens to be sentenced as adults.
Jean Trounstine is the writer of the hugely praised Shakespeare at the back of Bars: the facility of Drama in Women's criminal (St. Martin's) approximately her decade directing performs and instructing at Framingham Women's felony in Massachusetts. She has written a number of articles on felony matters for guides together with Boston magazine, the Boston Globe, Working girl magazine, the Women's overview of Books, and Truthout, and has been the topic of many articles, radio declares (NPR, The Connection), and television exhibits (the Today Show).
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