Either Predator or Prey Behind Bars: State Raised Published by Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press announces the latest highly anticipated autobiography from San Diego, CA, author Tecumseh N. Colbert.

San Diego, CA, March 06, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Outskirts Press, Inc. has published State Raised by Tecumseh N. Colbert. The author's most recent book to date is a 7 x 10 paperback in the autobiography category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/stateraised was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

The life of Tecumseh Nehemiah Colbert represents the journey of horror, dehumanization and psychological torture that hundreds and thousands of children in the U.S. pass through each year in youth "correctional" institutions across the nation. His story is the shocking truth of a poor child transformed into a tool of fear for political and economic convenience by the state of California's infamous "Youth Authority."

Over the past twenty years the incarceration rate of this nation has increased by 800%, an unprecedented mount of punitive legislation and court rulings that have succeeded in gutting the constitution and giving rise to one of the largest industries in the U.S.-- prisons. In this book, readers will feel the reality of life behind bars from a child to a young man. The facts in this story will open eyes to the truth of what children have had to go through in California's Youth Authorities for years. In an environment where it's predator or prey, readers will learn of the wars, politics, rapes, and games played behind those questionable walls.

In a place where only the strong survive, Tecumseh had to fight battles day after day to demand the respect that he so badly strived for. Was it his fault that he had to fight for respect in these institutions better known as "Gladiator school?" That question readers will be able to answer for themselves once they get a dose of the reality of life behind bars, the reality of being “state raised.”

616 pages in length, State Raised is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the autobiography category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, State Raised meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $24.95.

Additionally, State Raised can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore.

ISBN: 9781432763466 Format: 7 x 10 paperback SRP: $24.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/stateraised.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

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Kelly Schuknecht