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The Resource A question of freedom : a memoir of learning, survival, and coming of age in prison, R. Dwayne Betts

A question of freedom : a memoir of learning, survival, and coming of age in prison, R. Dwayne Betts

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A question of freedom : a memoir of learning, survival, and coming of age in prison
Title
A question of freedom
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a memoir of learning, survival, and coming of age in prison
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R. Dwayne Betts
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Memoir of learning, survival, and coming of age in prison
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Language
eng
Summary
At the age of sixteen, R. Dwayne Betts -- a good student from a lower-middle-class family -- carjacked a man with a friend. He had never held a gun before, but within a matter of minutes he had committed six felonies. In Virginia, carjacking is an offense requiring treatment as an adult. A bright young kid, weighing only 126 pounds, he served his eight-year sentence as part of the adult population in some of the worst prisons in the state. This is his coming-of-age story. Utterly alone -- and with the growing realization that he really is not going home any time soon -- Dwayne confronts profound questions about violence, freedom, crime, race, and the justice system, and above all, a quest for identity
Award
  • Street Lit Book Award Medal: Adult Non-Fiction, 2010
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2015.
Biography type
autobiography
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323524
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Betts, R. Dwayne
Dewey number
  • 365/.42092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV9468.B48
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Prisoners
  • Prisons
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a memoir of survival, learning, and coming of age in prison
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A question of freedom : a memoir of learning, survival, and coming of age in prison, R. Dwayne Betts
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781583333969
Lccn
2009021837
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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A question of freedom : a memoir of learning, survival, and coming of age in prison, R. Dwayne Betts
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781583333969
Lccn
2009021837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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