The Resource Boy with a knife : a story of murder, remorse, and a prisoner's fight for justice, Jean Trounstine

Boy with a knife : a story of murder, remorse, and a prisoner's fight for justice, Jean Trounstine

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Boy with a knife : a story of murder, remorse, and a prisoner's fight for justice
Title
Boy with a knife
Title remainder
a story of murder, remorse, and a prisoner's fight for justice
Statement of responsibility
Jean Trounstine
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Nearly a quarter of a million youth are tried, sentenced, or imprisoned as adults every year across the United States. On any given day, ten thousand youth are detained or incarcerated in adult jails and prisons. Putting a human face to these sobering statistics, Boy With A Knife tells the story of Karter Kane Reed, who, at the age of sixteen, was sentenced to life in an adult prison for a murder he committed in 1993 in a high school classroom. Twenty years later, in 2013, he became one of the few men in Massachusetts to sue the Parole Board and win his freedom. The emotional and devastating narrative takes us step by step through Karter's crime, trial, punishment, and survival in prison, as well as his readjustment into regular society. In addition to being a powerful portrayal of one boy trying to come to terms with the consequences of his tragic actions, Boy With A Knife is also a searing critique of the practice of sentencing youth to adult prisons, providing a wake-up call on how we must change the laws in this country that allow children to be sentenced as adults. Jean Trounstine is the author of the highly praised Shakespeare Behind Bars: The Power of Drama in Women's Prison (St. Martin's) about her decade directing plays and teaching at Framingham Women's Prison in Massachusetts. She has written numerous articles on prison issues for publications including Boston magazine, the Boston Globe, Working Woman magazine, the Women's Review of Books, and Truthout, and has been the subject of many articles, radio broadcasts (NPR, The Connection), and TV shows (the Today Show)"--
  • "Nearly a quarter of a million youth are tried, sentenced, or imprisoned as adults every year across the United States. Boy With A Knife tells the story of Karter Kane Reed, who, at the age of sixteen, was sentenced to life in an adult prison for a murder he committed in 1993 in a high school classroom"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Trounstine, Jean R.
Dewey number
  • 364.152/3092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6248.R44
LC item number
T76 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reed, Karter Kane
  • Murderers
  • Prisoners
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Youth
  • Social justice
Label
Boy with a knife : a story of murder, remorse, and a prisoner's fight for justice, Jean Trounstine
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 245 pages
Isbn
9781632460240
Lccn
2016005389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)920018996
  • 676526
  • (OCoLC)ocn920018996
  • 676526
Label
Boy with a knife : a story of murder, remorse, and a prisoner's fight for justice, Jean Trounstine
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 245 pages
Isbn
9781632460240
Lccn
2016005389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)920018996
  • 676526
  • (OCoLC)ocn920018996
  • 676526

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