What if, after spending precious years of youth surrounded by crime and violence, the only answer were to pick up a pen? Aníbal was sentenced to 52 years in prison when he was 17. He thought he would die young in jail. He is now 30 and after 3 years in literature and creative writing workshops he has published a book of essays. His work is part of an anthology and he continues to write. While he waits and hopes for an early release on parole, literature and his passion for writing have become his freedom.