Maximum, Minimum, Medium: A Journey Through Canadian Prisons

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Key Porter Books, 1995 - Social Science - 382 pages
"Get him! Get him! Get him! Get him !" These were the jeers that greeted a handcuffed and shackled Julius Melnitzer on his arrival at the local jail on February 10, 1992, just a few hours after he was sentenced to nine years for perpetrating the "largest bank fraud in Canadian history," involving one billion dollars of forged securities.
Six months earlier, Julius Melnitzer had been an eminent trial lawyer at the top of his profession and a prominent senior partner in the prestigious law firm he had founded almost twenty years earlier. All that was behind him now.
This is Julius Melnitzer's own story of his journey through prison. It is, at one level, a devastating expose of the corruption and inhumanity of the prison system. At another level, however, it is the remarkable tale of how one man came to terms with his own demons inside a genuinely demonic world.

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