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Consequence: The Aftermath (Innocent until 'Made' Guilty #2)

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After spending most of his childhood in various California Youth Authority facilities, Dwight Abbott goes on to the adult prison system - where he finds that the lessons he learned through his childhood are what will help him survive adulthood.
Paperback, 1, 350 pages
Published June 18th 2012 by CreateSpace
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Brian
May 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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I don't know how you do it, Mr. Vollmann. Your bibliography for Rising Up and Rising Down is currently at 370 books (and rising); I'm just trying to pick through a few of books you've referenced and I'm not sure that I can hang. This non-fiction violence is getting to me. And I've only read a few off the list. How were you able to consult all of these books and then write a 3,500 page magnum opus on violence?

In Abbott's I Cried, You Didn't Listen, the author details the horror of being placed in
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Danny Tyran
Oh, my...! I have to catch my breath and think a bit before writing my review because I want to do justice to the author. Let me just say for now that Dwight Abbott's biography is a deeply disturbing and exceptionally well written document. It gives you to feel (almost live) what the author went through and it does it in a so raw and so real way that you don't read it without putting yourself into question.

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What can I write that really does justice to this exceptional man and great aut
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Danielle Tremblay
Apr 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
OMG! How can you live such a life? If at least I could tell that there aren't babies sent in jails anymore... But I can't. I know there is still a lot of them who live in hell at the moment, just like the author of this book. And USA pretends to be a civilized country! But I know that this is happening in many other countries.

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Judy Stambaugh
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazingly eye opening! The horrors of the child penal system from an "inmate's, personal experience.

This book is about how a normal little boy ,in the 1950's, ended up in "the system" and the effects his experiences had on the rest of his life. Learning at 9 years old that he had to quickly decide if he would allow himself to be used and abused or would he stand up for himself and fight back. This is how children in "The System" are groomed for prison. The author , DEWIGHT ABBOTT, grew up in thi
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Karren
Jun 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
After reading Abbott's first book, I Cried, You Didn't Listen, I couldn't wait to see if he would write a second book letting us know what happened to him after leaving the juvenile system.

It was difficult at times to read that his life never really changed much from when he was a child growing up in the CYA, but at least it showed that he is survivor - no matter what has been thrown his way, he has overcome things that a normal person could never have.

Along with tales of the brutality that is
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Danielle Tremblay
OMG! How can you live such a life? If at least I could tell that there aren't babies sent in jails anymore... But I can't. I know there is still a lot of them who live in hell at the moment, just like the author of this book. And USA pretends to be a civilized country! But I know that this is happening in many other countries.

[This book is the sequel of I Cried, You Didn't Listen: A First Person Look at a Childhood Spent Inside CYA Youth Detention Systems. The author describes in it how the gang
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Adina
Jul 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
If you thought Volume 1 of this book, "I Cried, You Didn't Listen", was hard to take in without being able to put down, you won't be disappointed. Dwight is naturally talented in exposing life's truths, horrors that most people tend to shut out and push away. No one can leave reading this book and the first volume of this book without being touched. This volume goes into depth about gang related details that are most likely a rarity to be found elsewhere. From the Aryan Brotherhood and its real ...more
ROBERT BOWIE
Jan 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Trauma is expensive

Abbott's works are compelling, brilliant; however, as he points out, political denial and expedience are powerful.
Trauma costs -- individuals and society. Prisons, jails and juvenile detention graphically demonstrate the costs, yet they perpetuate the problem.
Kelly
Jun 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Hard, difficult, informative. Open a door to a world we would not otherwise know.
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Dwight "Sonny" Abbott was born within a secure Middle-Class family and was misplaced in the thick of California's abusive penal system.

At the age of nine, a family tragedy split up Dwight Abbott’s family, and forced him into the hands of the California Youth Authority. This is the chilling chronicle of his life behind bars—a story of brutality and survival; a dark journey showing how the systemati
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“Prison is a society cultivating psychological repression. Deceptive, the subservient appearance of its camouflage a rage boiling just beneath the surface.” 2 likes
“Things have changed: now all one must do to keep society's members from caring its prisoners are abused is to question the content of their character.” 1 likes
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