The animal factory goes deep into San Quentin, a world of violence and paranoia, where territory and status are ever-changing and possibly fatal commodities. It soon becomes clear that some inmates are more equal than others; Earl Copen is one of them, an old-timer who has learned not just to survive but to thrive behind bars.
No Beast So FierceMysteriousPress.com/Open Road #ad - When max reaches the outside world, he finds that freedom doesn’t make anything easier. He received parole, and spent the rest of his life a free man. Eighteen months later, the book was used as evidence that he was fit to leave jail. Based on his own experiences in prison, edward Bunker first drafted No Beast So Fierce in the 1950s, while incarcerated in San Quentin State Prison.
He spent the next two decades in and out of jail, writing essays for various magazines and working on the novel, which was finally published in 1973. After eight years spent locked up, Max has gotten very good at being a prisoner. He knows the guards, the inmates, and how to survive. But the parole board has decided that he has sufficiently reformed, and it’s time for him to say goodbye.
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In education of a felon, the reigning champion of prison novelists finally tells his own story. The son of an alcoholic stagehand father and a Busby Berkeley chorus girl, Bunker was--at seventeen--the youngest inmate ever in San Quentin.
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Sirens are closing in when an old black preacher stops to give him a lift. In these stories, which were unpublished at the time of his death in 2005, he shows again the talent that made him such a remarkable writer. The police at the roadblock kill the elderly couple, but in the eyes of the law it’s Roger’s fault.
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In blood in, blood out, john lee brook provides both an extensive overview of the Aryan Brotherhood and a thrilling look at its untold recent history. For the first time, and its infamous commission-the folkloric threesome, an achievement much more remarkable considering that the majority of its members remain behind bars, Thomas 'Terrible Tom’ Silverstein, ex-convict John Lee Brook subjects the Aryan Brotherhood to a devastating expose, revealing how the notorious white supremacist prison gang has become perhaps the most powerful criminal organization in America, Tyler 'the Hulk’ Bingham and Barry 'the Baron’ Mills-are kept in maximum-security solitary confinement, as the US government makes an open effort to subdue the organization by any means necessary.
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