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BEHIND PRISON WALLS
The Real World of Working in Todays Prisons
by Tom Martin
If you want to know what today’s murderers, gangbangers, rapists and street predators are really like, you need to take a step behind prison walls. Behind Prison Walls is an unflinching look at life in a modern prison as seen through the eyes of veteran corrections officer Tom Martin. In three parts, he brings you deep into the cell block and reveals what it takes to manage violent, manipulative felons on a daily basis. The Staff – Competing egos, agendas and attitudes of the corrections staff. Comically gung-ho and tragically inept officers. And the other side of the coin: acts of routine courage that few other professions demand, and the extraordinary team that is forged by the perils of prison work. The Inmates – Cons vs. inmates. Gangbangers and drug dealers. Punks, snitches and sex offenders. Racial tensions. And the most dangerous yet fascinating inmates of all, the killers. The Struggle – The tedium and tension. The many forms of offender manipulation. Inmate ingenuity. And a disturbing look at the darker sides of prisoner behavior.
5 1/2 x 8 1/2, softcover, 176 pp.