Not All Prisons Have Bars

Not All Prisons Have Bars

by Renee Bonds
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Not All Prisons Have Bars by Renee Bonds, C.J.

C. J. has been trying to fi ght his way out of the penal system since he was fourteen years old. Still, some might say his battle started long before he was born, perhaps in the womb or even generations before his conception with the foundations of American life. In this autobiographical account of C. J.’ s journey through life, he shows us, in clear and brutally honest prose, just what it means to slip through the cracks of society.

Is Not All Prisons Have Bars the story of a boy born with an incurable and misunderstood disease known as Becker’s Muscular Dystrophy (BMD)? Maybe it is an indictment of the judicial and prison systems’ insensitivity to the medical needs
of American criminals. It could very well be just another glimpse into the tragic world of disillusioned youth and seedy drug culture.

Due to the amazing fact that the author has survived first hand experience with each of these complex problems, the book addresses them all, and from a down-to-earth point of view to which any reader can relate.

In the end, it is a story about the different walks of life still struggling to survive in this country and how often it seems they have no other choice but to accept their destiny and take a fall. Whether a prisoner of society, or a deteriorating body, we can see, through C.J.’s experiences, that bars are indeed not necessary to imprison the human spirit.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014079983
Publisher: American Book Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
File size: 138 KB

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Not All Prisons Have Bars 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
alex87 More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down. It kept me amaized and shocked. I was made aware of where my tax dollars are being spent while becoming aware of how we are failing our children. I am not a more watchful parent and see things from my childrens view. This book is thought provoking and touching. All must read it!
seth77 More than 1 year ago
This book keeps pages turning. It is enlightening in all aspects. All teachers, counselors, polaticians, students, teens, young adults, parents, and the public at large can learn from this story. A top must read for all!