Stuck behind bars, a writer found a way to connect to the world

January 13, 2016
Reginald Dwayne Betts grew up an honor student with hopes for college, but went to prison at 16 for carjacking, his first run-in with the law. Reading, and poetry in particular, became a comfort and gave him a new identity. The writer, who is now a law student and a prison reform advocate, sits down with Jeffrey Brown to discuss his work and his journey.