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Harrowing & scary true account of life in a Federal prison,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Hot House: Life inside Leavenworth Prison (Mass Market Paperback)
This is a brilliant and absorbing account by a writer who was given unprecedented access to life in the federal penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kansas. Each chapter is devoted to one inmate that Earley gets to know while on the inside, and their stories give the reader a chilling persepective on the criminal mentality and the social relationships of men in prison. The book is shockingly realistic in its portrayal of men who have committed horrible crimes both before and during their incarceration. I was unable to put this fascinating book down and I highly recommend it.