Committing Journalism: The Prison Writings of Red Hog

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
"Committing Journalism" collects more than fifty essays by famed convict-writer Dannie Martin, a.k.a. "Red Hog" - hard-hitting, eloquent reports on the racism, brutality, inadequate health care, harassment, and other conditions of life behind the prison walls. When they first appeared in the "San Francisco Chronicle" they made Martin a celebrity - and eventually the Bureau of Prisons tried to silence him. Peter Sussman, Martin's editor at the "Chronicle," interweaves the story of their struggle, their collaboration, and their friendship. The result is a work of irrefutable witness, a gripping narative, a book that gives a human face to America's swelling prison population.
 

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Though of some interest for their insider's view of life behind bars, the ``prison writings of Red Hog''—essays that Martin, a convicted bank robber, published in the San Francisco Chronicle while in ... Read full review

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Convicted bank robber Martin attracted the attention of Sussman, editor of the San Francisco Chronicle 's Sunday Punch section, with an article on AIDS he wrote in prison. For the next five years, to ... Read full review

Contents

A COMMON CRIMINAL
13
CASING THE JOINT JULY 1986MAY 1988
37
EXILE IN THE DESERT AUGUST 1988NOVEMBER 1989
139
A TIME OF TRIAL DECEMBER 1989MAY 1990
200
LIFE WITH THE FLAMINGOS OCTOBER 1991
298
EPILOGUE DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS
327
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
337
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