"This is not another sad personal litany of crime, drugs, violence and misery in the ‘hood.’ This is an inspiring personal litany of human renewal and accomplishment. Upchurch gives us hope that we can change society."
– Dr. Earl Ofari Hutchinson author of The Assassination of the Black Male Image
" Convicted in the Womb by Carl Upchurch was a painful book for me to read, but I know what he says is fact for too many America’s children. It should be read by every individual who has ever doubted the value and importance of early childhood education, cares about children and the future of our society."
– Dr. Joycelyn Elders, Arkansas Children’s Hospital
"A provocative memoir of life as an enemy of society–Upchurch has become a thinker and social critic well worth paying attention to."