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Life in Prison Audiobook

Life in Prison

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Publisher's Summary

"The true stories I've written in this book are my living nightmares. My greatest hope is that the lessons the stories offer will help you make better choices than I did."

Stanley "Tookie" Williams, cofounder of the notorious Crips gang, is a death-row inmate. But in his two decades of incarceration, Williams has also become a respected author and activist whose dedication to ending gang warfare in the lives of inner-city children has earned him a 2001 Nobel Peace Prize nomination. In this award-winning book, which has drawn praise from educators, government leaders, and families alike. Williams describes the brutal reality of being an inmate. He debunks myths of prisons as "gladiator schools" with blunt, riveting stories of overwhelming homesickness, the terror of solitary confinement, and the humiliation of strip-searches. Williams' words are a frank challenge to adolescent listeners to educate themselves, make intelligent decisions, and above all, not to follow in his footsteps.

©1998 Barbara Cottman Becnel (P)2009 Recorded Books

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    "Not Forgotten"

    This needs to be share with you boys and girls who are currently or headed towards a life of crime and imprisonment and their families. My brother is serving life and the pain at time is overwhelming for us all.
    Thank you for sharing you story.

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    Amazon Customer WILLINGBORO, NJ, United States 08-24-15
    Amazon Customer WILLINGBORO, NJ, United States 08-24-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Simply Excellent! "

    Honest account. Vulnerable and Shocking. Thank you, Tookie. Happy he turned his life around and taught the youth that prison is not to be glamorized.

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    "A Clear Picture"

    I loved it. It helps me with my research on writing about black people issues, along with Tookie Williams insight on what he was reduced to from the gang life. At least Tookie transformed his life for the better and made a positive contribution in the end.

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