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Out of the red: my life of gangs, prison, and redemption

Poverty -- Adultism -- Neighborhoods -- Bangin' in San Antone -- Escalation -- Purgatory -- Texas hold 'em -- Fellowship -- Between the Lines -- Transitions -- Wally World -- Starting from the bottom -- Letters -- Outcast -- Freedom -- Pinnacles.

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Main Author: Bolden, Christian L.
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: New Brunswick, Camden Newark, New Jersey London Rutgers University Press [2020]
Online Access: Table of Contents
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Summary:Poverty -- Adultism -- Neighborhoods -- Bangin' in San Antone -- Escalation -- Purgatory -- Texas hold 'em -- Fellowship -- Between the Lines -- Transitions -- Wally World -- Starting from the bottom -- Letters -- Outcast -- Freedom -- Pinnacles.
"Out of the Red is one man's pathbreaking story of how social forces and personal choices intertwined to deliver an unfortunate fate. A childhood of poverty, institutional discrimination, violence, hopelessness, and other traumatic experiences, his life course took him through the treacherous landscape of street gangs at the age of 14. For a kid from poverty and family strife, thrown away by the public education system, the Bloods offered a sense of family, protection, excitement, and power. Incarceration during the Texas prison boom, and the teenage former gangster was thrust into a fight for survival as he navigated the perils of adult prison. As mass incarceration and prison gangs swallowed up youth like him, survival meant finding hope in a hopeless situation and carving a path to his own rehabilitation. Despite all odds, he forged a new path through education, ultimately achieving the seemingly impossible for a formerly incarcerated ex-gangbanger"--
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description:xi, 216 Seiten Illustrationen
ISBN:9781978804524
9781978804531