Charles Carpenter

Charles Carpenter

Author of the critically acclaimed autobiography Handcuffed. The book outlines Charles Carpenter's upbringing and his subsequent membership to the faction of Crips (3-5-7) located in Pomona, California. The book Handcuffed was penned while Mr. Carpenter was housed in California's maximum security prison-New Folsom. Handcuffed offers profound insight into the ramifications of witnessing domestic violence as a youth, and explores the gang subculture in an attempt to raise awareness for anyone struggling with destructive criminal behavior. Charles Carpenter's story is raw and full of emotion.

Lenka's List had the pleasure to publish this interview on: June 12th, 2017
When I was younger I was involved with gangs and a criminal lifestyle. When I received 37 years to life for 2nd degree murder I wanted to write a book to help prevent people from following in my footsteps.
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