The Resource Citizen Outlaw, Charles Barber, (electronic resource)

Citizen Outlaw, Charles Barber, (electronic resource)

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Citizen Outlaw
Title
Citizen Outlaw
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Charles Barber
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Language
eng
Summary
A dramatic narrative account of the life of William Juneboy Outlaw III, whose journey from housing-project youth to ruthless gangland kingpin to change-making community advocate represents a vital next chapter in the ongoing conversation about race and social justice in America. When he was in his early twenties, William Juneboy Outlaw III was sentenced to eighty-five years in prison for homicide and armed assault. The sentence brought his brief but prolific criminal career as the head of a forty-member cocaine gang in New Haven, Connecticut, to a close. But behind bars, Outlaw quickly became a feared prison "shot caller" with 150 men under his sway. Then everything changed: his original sentence was reduced by sixty years. At the same time, he was shipped to a series of the most notorious federal prisons in the country, where he endured long stints in solitary confinement?and where transformational relationships with a fellow inmate and a prison therapist made him realize that he wanted more for himself. Upon his release, Outlaw took a job at Dunkin' Donuts, volunteered in the New Haven community, and started to rebuild his life. He now is an award-winning community advocate, leading a team of former felons who negotiate truces between gangs on the very streets that he once terrorized. The homicide rate in New Haven has dropped 70 percent in the decade that he's run the team?a drop as dramatic as in any city in the country. Written with exclusive access to Outlaw himself, Charles Barber's Citizen Outlaw is the unforgettable story of how a gang leader became the catalyst for one of the greatest civic crime reductions in America, and an inspiring argument for love and compassion in the face of insurmountable odds
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Barber, Charles
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  • Lazarre-White, Adam
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • African American Nonfiction
  • Nonfiction
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Label
Citizen Outlaw, Charles Barber, (electronic resource)
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https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BHAAAAA2l/products/8f0039fe-8d7c-4006-96d5-3e554744c662
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digital storage
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stereophonic
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online
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Isbn
9780062958020
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sound
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digital recording
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8F0039FE-8D7C-4006-96D5-3E554744C662
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Label
Citizen Outlaw, Charles Barber, (electronic resource)
Link
https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BHAAAAA2l/products/8f0039fe-8d7c-4006-96d5-3e554744c662
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780062958020
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
8F0039FE-8D7C-4006-96D5-3E554744C662
System details
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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not applicable
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