Committing Journalism: The Prison Writings of Red Hog

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W. W. Norton & Company, Jul 1, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
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"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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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
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13
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THE GULAG MENTALITY JUNEJULY I988
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EXILE IN THE DESERT AUGUST I988NOVEMBER I989
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I
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HE SHALL REMAIN NAMELESS JUNE I990OCTOBER I99I
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VI
298
DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS
327
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
337
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