Youth Media for Building Healthy Communities

Community Health, Youth Voices

‘The signs I missed along the road’: A juvenile lifer’s story

Since 1996, The Beat Within has been leading weekly writing workshops inside juvenile hall and beyond. This story from Miguel Quezada, a juvenile lifer, was submitted after a workshop at San Quentin State Prison with juvenile lifers, known as KidCAT. “In writing this, I had to think about how I ended up in that holding cell. What advice could I give that would help you avoid some of the mistakes I made? How could I put into words the destruction I caused in so little time to myself and so many other people in a way that could be a lesson?” Read this letter to youth – a compelling personal account written from behind bars – published on The Beat Within and featured on Youth Radio.

juvie

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on February 5, 2015 by in Print, Youth Radio and tagged , , .

Follow us on Twitter

Subscribe

Subscribe to receive our weekly newsletter of top youth media headlines on health justice.

%d bloggers like this: