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By the time Roger Caron was 40 years-old, he had robbed 75 banks, spent 24 years in prison and escaped (AKA been a “Go-Boy!”) a record-breaking thirteen times. During that time he lived in a system where solitary confinement, corporal punishment, electric shock therapy and experimental medical procedures were all considered a means of “rehabilitation”. That he survived at all is remarkable. That he taught himself to write while behind-bars and went on to win Canada’s highest literary award, the Governor General’s Award, unbelievable. Go-Boy!: Memories of a Life Behind Bars is the feature documentary that brings Roger’s first-hand account of the brutality and depravity of prison to life. It took a lifetime of adversity for Roger Caron to learn his redemption was in the power of his words, not his guns.

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