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A searing account of hard time in the hot house,
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This review is from: The Hot House: Life inside Leavenworth Prison (Mass Market Paperback)
A brilliant piece of journalistic writing, this is one of the best books written on life inside the US penal system, coming second only to Jimmy Lerner's 'You Got Nothing Coming'. Stark, bleak and compelling as befits the subject, Earley's masterstroke is to maintain a objective morally ambivalent attitude whether relating the tales of the dangerous convicts or hardened guards.
A searing account of hard men doing hard time in the hot house.