Life on the Outside: The Prison Odyssey of Elaine Bartlett - Part 2, Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Chapter 12 Summary

Apache moves to South Dakota in 1992, heading for Pine Ridge, an Indian Reservation with a basketball team, with one semester left until he finishes high school. He decides to forgo finishing high school, as the coach promises him a job and a car. Once Apache arrives, he and another black boy are called names by the Indian basketball. He feels isolated, never gets the promised job or car and has no money to live on.

He writes to his mother and asks that she speak to fellow inmate Ms. Harris, the former headmistress. Apache hopes she can help. Yvonne has a mild heart attack, Apache moves back to New York, never finishing school or going to college as his mother hoped. Jamel gets arrested and sent to Rikers for one year. Satara is left alone with her sister at age fourteen...

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