Reformed Memoir of a Juvenile Killer
Mario Bueno, author
As a child, Mario's home life was steeped in drug abuse and violence, leaving him broken and vulnerable. In an attempt to feel secure and empowered, he entered the drug world, a move that would forever change his destiny. Falling into the same patterns of dealing, robbing and harming others, Mario robbed, shot, and killed a 27-year-old drug dealer at age 16. Charged and convicted as an adult, he spent three years in solitary before the age of 22 and served 19 years in 16 different prisons. Through maturity, the pain of imprisonment and the nurturing of his parents, Mario found his purpose: To help others avoid a life of crime through education and self-improvement. Reformed presents the intimate success story of one inmate's transformation from prison to purpose.