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That Bird Has My Wings

That Bird Has My Wings: The Autobiography of an Innocent Man on Death Row by Jarvis Jay Masters 

That Bird Has My Wings tells the story of Jarvis Jay Masters’ childhood with parents addicted to heroin, an abusive foster family, a life of crime and imprisonment, and the eventual embracing of Buddhism while on Death Row at San Quentin State Prison. A cautionary tale for kids in danger of following the same path, his book is also meant to inspire government officials and social service professionals who are truly in a position to fix our broken system.

Keywords: recommended reading

Posted in Blog, Social Justice, Political Landscape

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