I Don't Wish Nobody to Have a Life Like Mine Tales of Kids in Adult Lockup

ISBN-10: 0807001236
ISBN-13: 9780807001233
Edition: 2011
Authors: David Chura
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Description: A veteran teacher gives an "inside" view of the lives of juveniles sentenced as adults David Chura taught high school in a New York county penitentiary for ten years-five days a week, seven hours a day. InI Donrs"t Wish Nobody to Have a Life Like  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 2/22/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

A veteran teacher gives an "inside" view of the lives of juveniles sentenced as adults David Chura taught high school in a New York county penitentiary for ten years-five days a week, seven hours a day. InI Donrs"t Wish Nobody to Have a Life Like Mine,hegives a face to a population regularly demonized and reduced to statisticsby the mainstream media. Through language marked by both the grit of the street and the expansiveness of poetry, these stories break down the dishy;visions we so easily erect between us and them, the keepers and the kept-and call into question the increasing practice of sentencing juveniles as adults.

Introduction
The Human Stain
From the Projects to the Condos
Prison Birthday
Pinups
Ghost Story
Shit-Eating Grin
Addicted
Mirror, Mirror
Children of Disappointment
The Things They Carried
Mothers of Invention
Word
Man-child
Chicks in the Big House
Meet the Author
Visiting Room
Grand Opening
Safety and Security
Afterword

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