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The Jacket

Narrated by: James O'Connell
Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
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A framing story is told in the first person by Darrell Standing, a university professor serving life imprisonment in San Quentin State Prison for murder. Prison officials try to break his spirit by means of a torture device called "the jacket," a canvas jacket which can be tightly laced so as to compress the whole body, inducing angina. Standing discovers how to withstand the torture by entering a kind of trance state, in which he walks among the stars and experiences portions of past lives.

©2018 Jack London (P)2018 Oregan Publishing

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There seemed to be a lot that was about inflicting pain just for the sake of inflicting pain. The most positive and productive parts were in adapting to conditions inflicted
and getting TO a point where there was some physical control that COULD be learned and/or adapted to, which is a very disturbing distinction. Still a learning experience and one of the myriad reasons the "old" prisons (AND administrators) are no longer in place. Still, a very important take-away: Society changes. Eventually.

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