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eBook I Cried, You Didn't Listen: A Survivor's Expose of the California Youth Authority ePub

by Dwight Edgar Abbott

  • ISBN: 0922915083
  • Category: Historical
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Dwight Edgar Abbott
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Feral House; First Edition edition (July 1, 1991)
  • Pages: 175
  • ePub book: 1313 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1369 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 481

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I Cried, You Didn't Listen: A First Person Look at a Childhood Spent Inside CYA Youth Detention Systems .

I Cried, You Didn't Listen: A First Person Look at a Childhood Spent Inside CYA Youth Detention Systems (Innocent until "Made" Guilty) (Volume 1). Dwight Abbott. Dwight Abbott remains in jail today, and he says he wouldn't be there unless the Juvenile Youth Authority had twisted him as a human being to the point where the only place he could exist was in a prison. They destroyed him as a teenager at a critical point in any human being's development. Why? If you want a window into how a person can be destroyed, read this book.

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Dwight Edgar Abbott's "I Cried, You Didn't Listen", touched me in a way no other peice of literature has before. Dwight's detailed and disturbing descriptions of the abuse he encountered in the care of those whom we're expected to trust is emotionally enlightening

Dwight Edgar Abbott's "I Cried, You Didn't Listen", touched me in a way no other peice of literature has before. Dwight's detailed and disturbing descriptions of the abuse he encountered in the care of those whom we're expected to trust is emotionally enlightening. It is, without a doubt, more impacting than Lorenzo Carcatera's "Sleepers". There is no suspicion or skepticism in my mind regarding the authenticity of this particular book. I have no doubt that what Dwight speaks of, happened then, and happens now everywhere in the world

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I Cried, You Didn't Listen: A Survivor's Expose of the California Youth Authority by Dwight E. Abbott is a harrowing, haunting read. According to Abbott, there is nothing left of the softness of morality or conscience, only strength and will. I Cried, You Didn’t Listen: A Survivor’s Expose of the California Youth Authority was recently republished by AK Press.

Written by. Jack Carter. True stories of child abuse (36 items) list by Lex. Published 8 years ago. View all I Cried, You Didn't Listen: A Survivor's Expose of the California Youth Authority lists. Manufacturer: AK Press Release date: 1 July 2006 ISBN-10 : 1904859542 ISBN-13: 9781904859543.

FEW Californians, including those with children currently incarcerated in the state juvenile-penal system - the California Youth Authority (CYA) - seem to understand what is happening behind the walls of these institutions

FEW Californians, including those with children currently incarcerated in the state juvenile-penal system - the California Youth Authority (CYA) - seem to understand what is happening behind the walls of these institutions. CYA staffers say most people assume that whatever happens to California's troubled youth is beneficial for the youths and for their eventual return to society. A look inside the CYA dispels that assumption. The CYA houses its juvenile wards in prison-like facilities. To maintain their social rank, wards routinely assault their peers

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Comments

Gianni_Giant Gianni_Giant
I went to prison for a crime not committed. It was a real eye opener. Subsequently I took a deep interest in the abject cruelty which persists behind the walls of abuse and retribution. That's when I discovered Dwight's heartrending book. As a volunteer for a prison book program which distributes books to inmates nationwide, I came across a request for books that he sent on behalf of his cellmate. Dwight and I began a pen-pal relationship. I discovered an intelligent, articulate, compassionate individual who has been corrupted by a system that creates criminals. This man possesses an innate goodness which has been masked by institutions whose only goal is to punish regardless of the legitimacy of a persons "crime."

This book explores an in-depth look into the sick and sordid reality of what we, as Americans, have come to regard as an acceptable response to breaking the law. It exposes a "tough on crime" policy that does not accomplish what is intended; quite the opposite is true.
Gietadia Gietadia
Good book all pages in tact.
anneli anneli
Sad to be enlightened by such a horrific system.
Marilore Marilore
Fantastic book.
Nalmetus Nalmetus
Book was in excellent condition. Better than described. Fast shipping. Very pleased with purchased.
Dianantrius Dianantrius
I have had the privilege of reading the `Proofs' of the yet to be published revised and enhanced 3rd Edition of "I CRIED, YOU DIDN'T LISTEN"; as well as the 1st Edition. The 3rd Edition has added personal pictures, as well as many testimonials. It is a MUST read; not only to remember the heartbreaking loss of innocence, but to once again ignite whatever "call to arms" that the reader might take in exposing and attacking this `cancer' growing in us and our society. Get the word out!
There seems to be a 'question' as to whether this book's content would be 'less valid', if Sonny had been incarcerated because he 'damn well DESERVED it; rather than through a 'crack' in the system. I would like to suggest that; even if the Author had been incarcerated because he is, or was, a 'blood thirsty murderer'; it would have absolutely NO bearing on the truth of Dwight's message. This book is not, in ANY way, shape or form , an indictment of 'guilty' or 'not guilty', incarcerated children. This Book is an indictment of the 'handlers', administrators and 'supporters' that are hired, trained, retained or volunteer, under the auspices of the California Youth Authority.
The CYA, as it is, has been entrusted with the care and attempted rehabilitation of abused and/or abusive ignorant waifs. The truth of the matter is that, these children, when in helpless (`hopeless`) imprisonment behind closed doors, find any abuse they suffered or perpetrated, outside the CYA before incarceration, totally 'PALING' in comparison to what they will and do experience; and subsequently learn, as a way of life, inside the CYA.
Is there a 'way' or 'ways' to stop; or at least, 'curtail' the many abuses suffered by children by adult authority figures; especially in 'closed' rooms? Are there any possible steps that might be taken both inside and outside the system, by anybody, that may have a positive result? If so, these steps may need to be 'spelled' out and alluded to. The one obvious step resounding throughout this book is `Chilling`: "Whatever the cost; do not enter the CYA; it IS a fate WORSE than DEATH!" No longer will I question the statement of many a `escapee'; when they vow: "I will NEVER be taken alive!"
Shalinrad Shalinrad
The author of this book states that he wrote it while in solitary confinement. It's a trip into his childhood, where he came of age in California's Juvenile system. It takes place throughout his childhood years, beginning with an early stay at age 6 (along with a rape by a counselor). The rest is his teenage years spent trying to survive the brutal system of rape, violence, and sadistic counselors (also known as prison guards).

It's very chilling. I couldn't peel myself away from this book, even though it has graphic descriptions of rapes and brutal fights between gangs of boys not even old enough to shave. The fact that the author even survived that system, which incidentally took place in the 1960s, impresses me. When I was a teenager, a few friends of mine ended up in a juvenile drug rehab center at Horsham, PA, and afterwards they were extremely shaken up. It turned out later they had been raped. Not much has changed in the last 40 years.

Abbott and his companion quickly rise to the top of the ruling prison gang, which he uses to attempt several escapes. Each time, he nearly makes it. It's amazing that he goes for his parents, who are totally excluded from being able to help their boy. He forms a love relationship with his companion which he must hide in order to survive. The counselors maintain the order by daily beatdowns and shake-ups, and when it comes down to it, the boys are treated exactly like adults. The prison system makes people have to fight for their survival almost daily, or be pushed to a fate of worse than death.

It makes the reader wonder why anyone thinks that prisons can reform any person. Trapping someone in a room and punishing them for years with the most sadistic people doesn't seem like a good way to reform anyone. In the end, prison, for adults or kids, really just sweeps the problem of emotional disturbance underneath the carpet. Nowadays, a few million reside in United States prisons, the largest such population in the world (even more than China, which has 5 times the population). We're at a time when the ruling classes think it's better to completely separate millions into boxes than to even give a carrot to oppressed communities.

Dwight Abbott remains in jail today, and he says he wouldn't be there unless the Juvenile Youth Authority had twisted him as a human being to the point where the only place he could exist was in a prison. They destroyed him as a teenager at a critical point in any human being's development. Why? If you want a window into how a person can be destroyed, read this book. At the same time, if you want to see how a person can keep some amount of love and hope for a better day (away from the prison), read this book as well.