on the age of 16, R. Dwayne Betts-a solid pupil from a decrease- middle-class family-carjacked a guy with a pal. He had by no means held a gun ahead of, yet inside an issue of mins he had dedicated six felonies. In Virginia, carjacking is a "certifiable" offense, which means that Betts will be taken care of as an grownup lower than kingdom legislations. A vibrant younger child, he served his nine-year sentence as a part of the grownup inhabitants in a few of the worst prisons within the kingdom.
A query of Freedom chronicles Betts's years in legal, reflecting again on his crime and looking out forward to how his studies and the books he came across whereas incarcerated might outline him. completely on my own, Betts confronts profound questions about violence, freedom, crime, race, and the justice method. restrained through cinder-block partitions and barbed twine, he discovers the facility of language via books, poetry, and his personal pen. in particular, A query of Freedom is set a quest for identity-one that promises Betts's survival in a opposed atmosphere and that includes an figuring out of ways his personal earlier resulted in the instant of his crime.
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