In 2010 a small part of my story was aired around the world in a documentary entitled Breakout. The show touched the hearts of many people. Many wrote to me asking to learn more about my story.
Quawntay 'Bosco' Adams

  About the Author

Brief Insight On Quawntay 'Bosco' Adams

My name is Quawntay Adams. I am one of the few prisoners who is condemned to spend essentially the rest of his life behind bars for attempting to possess marijuana in an era when marijuana is legal in many states and the source of wealth for many businessmen and corporations. My story is interesting because it can be described as one of tragedy or success, and certainly one of inspiration.

I was born in Compton California, and like most from my community, I easily became a product of my environment and went on to live a life filled with struggles and misfortune. That life seemed to come to its end January 23, 2004, when I was arrested during a marijuana sting just weeks before the conception of my only child. After nearly 5 years in pretrial detention, and never having the ability to touch my daughter, I was sentenced to 35 years without parole for possessing marijuana I never possessed. I was condemned to go down in history as another Black life wasted to the tragic cycle that plagues communities like mine.
End of Story?

Not quite.
In 2010 a small part of my story was aired around the world in a documentary entitled Breakout. The show touched the hearts of many people. Many wrote to me asking to learn more about my story. In response, in 2017 I self-published my memoir, Chasin'Freedum.

The story has grabbed the attention and admiration of many prominent
people around the world. It has essentially made me a public figure of not only injustice but also inspiration and hope. It has allowed the world to glimpse the conditions and cognitions that spur hopelessness and criminal behavior,
while allowing those confined to prisons and poverty to see the
possibility of change and success. The story is currently being optioned for a movie, which I will contribute to my platform to promote change.

Though the success of my story might not bring me physical freedom and allow me to walk along the shore with my daughter, it has allowed me to recognize and fulfil my meaning and purpose: to inspire hope and growth in the minds and hearts of other young men from Compton and other communities that might seem hopeless and dysfunctional.