Amanpour and Company

How Reginald Dwayne Betts Found His Poetic Voice in Prison

Clip: 01/22/2020 | 19m 13s | Video has closed captioning.

From jailed teenager to award-winning poet: Reginald Dwayne Betts committed a carjacking at 16 years old and spent more than eight years in adult prison. Since his release, he has turned his life around, earning a degree from Yale Law School and penning several critically acclaimed works. He speaks with Michel Martin about his new poetry collection "Felon" and the importance of forgiveness.

Aired: 01/22/20

Rating: NR

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