Life in Prison! by Stanley Williams

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Stanley "Tookie" Williams, cofounder of the Crips gang and death-row inmate in San Quentin State Prison for sixteen years, offers a shocking testimony that debunks current myths about prison life. In straightforward, honest prose, Williams speaks out about what it's really like in prison -- and challenges young people to choose the right path.

"Williams has removed the glamour and made tedium, frustration, and humiliation palpable. America's youth need to read this book." -- Judy Briscoe, Director of Delinquency Prevention, Texas Youth Commission

 

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Stanley Tookie Williams, activist and author, was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize five times and the Nobel Prize in literature four times. He is the only man in history to be nominated while imprisoned. He was executed in 2005.
 
Published September 1, 1998 by William Morrow and Company. 80 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences.

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But now, after 16 years on San Quentin's death row for the murders of four people, Williams (Gangs and Violence), co-founder of the notorious Los Angeles Crips gang, knows that prison ""is no place you'd ever want to be."" In this slender volume, he explains why: the cramped quarters, lack of fre...

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