By Robert D. Hannigan

ISBN-10: 141969474X

ISBN-13: 9781419694745

tv indicates like criminal holiday and films just like the Shawshank Redemption painting a skewed model of what is going on at the back of the criminal partitions. Robert D. Hannigan units the checklist instantly together with his memoir, A 40 12 months trip in Corrections. the following he deals anecdotes, heritage classes, ethical conundrums, and a hefty dose of actual lifestyles experiece to counteract the Hollywood interpretaion such a lot of folks depend on.
Hannigan begun his occupation as a jail shield operating the evening shift on the Kansas kingdom commercial detention center. notwithstanding inmates threw glass jars and bars of cleaning soap at him on his first evening, he quickly earns their appreciate by means of refusing to be fearful away. maybe his Marine education helped him remain so robust within the face of burly convicts. Over the following couple of many years, Hannigan honorably climbs the promotional ladder the entire option to warden, witnessing occasions which are unhappy, extraordinary, humorous, terrible, and all levels in among.
Many of Hannigan's chapters are own tales approximately his stories with inmates and different body of workers, yet he sometimes veers off into bills of renovations, lawsuits approximately political favortism, and musing on numerous ordinary difficulties, akin to over-crowding.
Though his memoirs are overly lengthy, frequently repetitive, and dichotomous, Hannigan does have the ability to make his readers smile on the extraordinary styles of human habit. Thieves. murdereres. rapists: Hannigan was once uncovered to the worst of humanity and nonetheless controlled to upward thrust above it with grace and humor.

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