Brandon Wainright had a troubled childhood but it was also promising. In school, he was awarded a scholarship to college. Then, his life took an unexpected turn when he was caught shoplifting and ended up in the juvenile justice system. Wainright wrote a monologue about his experience as part of the Boulder-based Motus Theater's JustUs Project. The project examines the legal system through first-person stories. Wainright read his monologue at an event honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday this month.