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.