Life In Prison
Chronicle Books, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 80 pages
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 who: 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' word are a frank challenge to adolescent readers to educate themselves, make intelligent decisions, and above all, not to follow his footsteps.
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Life in PrisonUser Review - gail51 - Overstock.com
I have not read the book but I bought it for my middle school English Language Arts classroom. We have one copy in our media center and it is always checked out. Many students have praised it highly as a motivation to want to stay out of gangs and prison. Read full review
A must read, especially for middle school kids!
Tookie goes in depth about how horrible prison life can be.
Don't let 50 seconds turn into 50 years in prison.
beware the gladiator schools
a day in prison
the strip search
the hole 51
7 home cooking
9 violence in prison