By Jean Trounstine
Nearly 1 / 4 of one million formative years are attempted, sentenced, or imprisoned as adults each year around the usa. On any given day, 10000 early life 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 devoted in 1993 in a highschool lecture room. 20 years later, in 2013, he turned 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 criminal, in addition to his readjustment into common society. as well as being a robust portrayal of 1 boy attempting to come to phrases with the implications of his tragic actions, Boy With A Knife is additionally a searing critique of the perform of sentencing early life to grownup prisons, delivering a take-heed call on how we needs to switch the legislation during this kingdom that permit youngsters to be sentenced as adults.
Jean Trounstine is the writer of the hugely praised Shakespeare in the back of Bars: the facility of Drama in Women's legal (St. Martin's) approximately her decade directing performs and educating at Framingham Women's criminal in Massachusetts. She has written a number of articles on criminal matters for guides together with Boston magazine, the Boston Globe, Working lady magazine, the Women's overview of Books, and Truthout, and has been the topic of many articles, radio declares (NPR, The Connection), and television indicates (the Today Show).
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