- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (August 1, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1491242329
- ISBN-13: 978-1491242322
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,774,958 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Convict's Perspective: Critiquing Penology and Inmate Rehabilitation 1st Edition
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A CONVICT'S PERSPECTIVE - T. LAMONT BAKER
About the Author
T. Lamont Baker was born in Durham, NC in 1986. He has been incarcerated since age nineteen. At the onset of his imprisonment, he made a conscious decision to cultivate his mind and elevate his intellect. He embarked upon a spiritual and intellectual journey that has taken him through fields such as Christianity, Buddhism, feminism, political science, African-American history, accounting and business management amongst others.. While on such a journey, he unknowingly accumulated the knowledge and experience that has since solidified his status as an iconoclastic penologist and leading Incarcerated Thinker. A Convict’s Perspective is confirmation that T. Lamont Baker is very worthy of such a status. It’s a testament of the potential of incarcerated souls, a reprimand of a prison system that won’t allow people like Baker to reach the peaks of such potential, and a razor-sharp critique of the academics charged with studying prison mechanisms. It’s sure to garner some well-deserved attention. Originally, Baker wrote this book hoping to sell enough copies to fund his post-secondary and tertiary education. However, he now sees that A Convict’s Perspective is poised to disrupt and refine the ways in which traditional penologists, criminologists, and prison officials view, approach, and seek to actualize prisoner reform. He now sees the role that his writings can and should play in the evolution of penology as a field of study. This vision is most appealing to him. This vision is what is compelling this self-taught Millennial to transform the prison system; it’s what makes him believe that prison can go from being a criminogenic gladiator school to being a radical organic university that creates high-quality, law-abiding citizens. Baker’s stance, along with several other factors, verify that he is both a foresightful intellectual and a skilled debater who speaks intelligently with passion and conviction when discussing the need to extract his fellow convicts from the sticky web of criminality. I implore all who read A Convict’s Perspective to engage T. Lamont Baker first-hand and allow yourself to be impressed by his tenacious spirit, challenged by his provocative ideas and touched by his humanitarian essence.
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T. Lamont Baker
The book is clearly written by a brilliant minded and caring individual who really wants to see the penal system repaired. His view from the inside is real and it should be shared with the criminology professionals and prison administrators. Mr. Baker clearly wants to see a decline recidivism and he offers very good solutions. I think listening to this " Incarcerated Thinker" would be most beneficial in that very real and positive change could be made producing favorable results.
I have to say I am quite impressed that he was able to accomplish this writing under the continual negative conditions in our prisons ...this says a lot about his character and intelligence and it says a lot about his personal decision to be a rehabilitated man despite the odds. I think his book is just remarkable and I look forward any other writings from in the future.