Three boys rescued by prison inmates after canoe capsizes on creek. Check out this cool site posting stuff about my books. Look at his other post about prisoners rescuing kids while out on a work detail. How cool is that? I love it when prisoners get a chance to show the world they are human also!
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With the large amounts of gun control legislation being thrown around our nation, people have been writing about prisons, guns, etc… There are several sites that have been keeping an eye on the current state of our fine correctional system, and I would like to take a moment to share those with you.
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Glenn Langohr talks about how overcrowded prisons are sending inmates to solitary confinement as a way to deal with them easier and get paid more. He explains how he and another white inmate got involved in a riot and helped out the outnumbered southern Mexicans. While in solitary confinement the prison guards mistook them for Mexican inmates. To check out the book that explains the entire story in print, kindle or audio book go here- http://amzn.to/UD9EZa
What’s the worst nightmare you’ve ever had? —-I am blessed with the ability to fly in my dreams. The act rarely happens, but when it does, it is so awesome and vivid, like I really can fly. When I am able to fly in my dreams, it happens night after night, but eventually, I stop being able to. When that happens I have bad dreams of impending doom where I’m being chased and have to remember how to fly.
And ex-con Langohr can describe the hell of life inside better than any other writer. His vivid passages on just surviving in prison describe a nightmare we’d rather not know about.
He compares the plight of abandoned dogs, locked and horribly mistreated in rows of cages in animal shelters, to California prison inmates, locked and abused in the same cages.
Not a book for the faint of heart. We who sleep peacefully in our beds at night, unaware of the savagery going on behind prison walls, can only thankfully say: “There, but for the grace of God, go I.”
For Race Riot I went after TV Producer and author Phillip Doran to get, ”A raw, breathless descent through the inner circle of the California Penal Hell. Fraught with detail that only someone who’s been there could know.” I use all the social media sites and produce a lot videos and pictures. I document things like radio interviews or speaking at the University, to build credibility. I use prison art to represent the culture and flavor.
Professor Reiter read and gave Glenn Langohr’s prison book Pelican Bay Riot a five star review on Amazon. After, she interviewed him and he spoke to her class. Speaking as a guest Lecturer, Glenn Langohr explained why solitary confinement is torture and how there isn’t a court of law involved in determining who goes to solitary and how inmates can get out. To check out Glenn’s complete list of drug war and prison books in print, kindle and audio book go here- http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00571NY5A
Another Criminal Justice Professor Gave Glenn Langohr’s Book Roll Call A Five Star Review. To Check out the review go here- http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0056C0LW4
“I give the prison scenes five stars. The author captures the little-known nuances of prison life in a vivid and accurate way. Not only do these motivate the story and dazzle the reader, they also testify to the author’s experience and knowledge in California prisons. Only people who know the inside can describe the importance of paperwork, kites, and gang politics in the way that the Author has. It’s just brilliant! My only real complaint is that for a book claiming to be a “prison story”, so little of it is about prison!”
Here’s a bio of Glenn Langohr- Glenn Langohr ran away from a broken home with a death wish and entered the drug war with abandon. Business with the Mexican Mafia and Hell’s Angels became a way of life until the Criminal Justice system interrupted him with Organized Crime charges. In prison he was involved in riots and spent years in the hole. From solitary confinement he started writing and hasn’t stopped since. Now, he is an usher at his church and loves to reach out to other prisoners to help them turn their lives around. He speaks as a guest Lecturer at Criminal Justice colleges and writes articles for newspapers. “I want to show the world and the students and leaders of tomorrow, that we are only building bigger criminals by locking up low level offenders, where in prison, an addiction is bred into an affliction much harder to escape.”
To purchase Roll Call, Race Riot, Lock Up Diaries, Gladiator, Underdog, or Prison Riot in print, kindle or audio book see Glenn Langohr’s Amazon author page here- http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00571NY5A
No Taxes For New Prisons by Glenn Langohr by Glenn Langohr. To check out all of Glenn Langohr’s drug war and prison books in print, kindle and audiobook, go here- http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00571NY5A
As the state seeks to cut crowding, voters favor sentencing modifications for three strike penalties and other non violent drug crimes. The economy plays a major role along with the awareness of a futile drug war and tough sentencing laws that didn’t work out as expected. Tough on crime political stances and tough sentencing laws that started in the 1980’s during the crack cocaine epidemic, and the three strikes law in 1994 has targeted non violent criminals for drug habits and crimes relating to petty theft and residential burglaries. The Supreme Court ruled the release of 33,000 prisoners due to cruel and unusual punishment concerning health and safety issues where inmates are stacked in triple bunks. One inmate death per 8 days that could have been avoided with adequate medical attention was the kicker.
With further awareness that non violent inmates, most for drug related crimes, are becoming institutionalized, where an addiction is bred into an affliction much harder to escape, where gangs and tattoos become the answer, spitting displaced, alienated inmates back into the neighborhood without any job placement or a new skill set, equals the need for more and more prisons. The public has had enough on both sides of the party lines with the majority of Democrats and Republicans voting more than 60% for sentence modification for crimes like shoplifting and other petty offenses, rather than increase taxes to build even more prisons. 70% said they would have no problem with early releases without sentencing modifications for non violent offenders a poll from Washington.
In California there are already 33 state prisons. The most in the nation. California also has the worst recidivism percentage in the nation with more than 70% of released inmates are back behind bars within three years. Nevada however, has the lowest rate of return for released prisoners because they have job placement into sanitation jobs upon their release.
Linda DeVill of American Viewpoint said, “Voters are looking for solutions that don’t raise taxes or take money from education.”
It is about time our politicians swing the other way. Smart on crime has to include redemption and common sense about sentencing laws that consider the prison system as a whole. It doesn’t make sense to send a drug addict without any prior violence to prison where the violent criminals indoctrinate them into gangs. With Nevada as the example leading the way with smart on crime placement programs for released inmates into sanitation jobs, the rest of the country, starting with California, has to catch up.
In prison on drug charges, “I felt inspired to start writing–to bring a view never before seen, and to show that the path we are on is only building bigger criminals.”