They Called Me 299-359 is an anthology of poetry and essays
written, edited, and compiled by incarcerated youth who are Free
Minds Book Club members, held both at the DC Jail and in adult
federal facilities across the country. Through moving personal
testimony, these young writers explore the challenges and pain of
incarceration as well as family, forgiveness, redemption, and dreams.
Their book is used as a tool for violence prevention and healing in
the Free Minds initiative "On the Same Page," and is also
taught as part of college curricula at several universities. This
10th anniversary edition includes updated forewords from Free Minds
poet ambassadors as well as from award-winning formerly incarcerated
poet Reginald Dwayne Betts.