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State Raised
     

State Raised

by Tecumseh N. Colbert
 
The life of Tecumseh Nehemiah Colbert represents the journey of horror, dehumanization and psychological torture that hundreds and thousands of children in the U.S. pass through each year in youth "correctional" institutions across the nation. His story is the shocking truth of a poor child transformed into a tool of fear for political and economic convenience by the

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The life of Tecumseh Nehemiah Colbert represents the journey of horror, dehumanization and psychological torture that hundreds and thousands of children in the U.S. pass through each year in youth "correctional" institutions across the nation. His story is the shocking truth of a poor child transformed into a tool of fear for political and economic convenience by the state of California's infamous "YOUTH AUTHORITY." Over the past twenty years the incarceration rate of this nation has increased by 800%, an unprecedented mount of punitive legislation and court rulings that have succeeded in gutting the constitution and given rise to one of the largest industries in the U.S.--prisons. In this book you will feel the reality of life behind bars from a child to a young man. The facts in this story will open your eyes to the truth of what children have had to go through in California's Youth Authorities for years. In an environment where it's predator or prey you will learn of the wars, politics, rapes, and games played behind those questionable walls. In a place where only the strong survive, Tecumseh had to fight battles day after day to demand the respect that he so badly strived for. Was it his fault that he had to fight for respect in these institutions better known as "Gladiator school?" You will be able to answer that question for yourself once you get a dose of this reality. The reality of life behind bars, the reality of being STATE RAISED.

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ISBN-13:
9781432763466
Publisher:
Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date:
02/08/2013
Pages:
616
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.24(d)

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