Glenn Langohr's Stunning Memoirs– of Life in Prison- In Print, Kindle and Audio Book


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Three boys rescued by prison inmates after canoe capsizes on creek

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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Prison Author Glenn Langohr Speaks About Solitary Confinement and His Book Prison Riot

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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


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An Interview With Drug War And Prison Author Glenn Langohr

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. Image

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? —-I trust God and love Jesus. Before I started writing I ran away from a broken home at 13 years old. I got into some reckless behavior and experimented with drugs. That turned into selling them and 10 years later that turned into organized crime charges. I spent 10 years in prison with 4 years in solitary confinement. From a cell, I started writing drug war and prison books. I was released from prison in 2008 and started a publishing company, http://www.lockdownpublishing.com , and published my first novel, Roll Call, A True Crime Prison Story of Corruption and Redemption. Since then I published Upon Release From Prison, Race Riot, Lock Up Diaries, Gladiator, Underdog and Prison Riot. I married my dream girl, Sanette, who plays Annette in one of my novels. Most recently, I learned how to narrate my own books and started http://www.audiobookprisonstories.com I believe what Jesus said in the Bible, that when you are helping the least fortunate, you are doing God’s work. 
 
What do you do when you are not writing? —–Part of my publishing company’s mission is to help other prisoners turn their lives around through writing and art. I write a lot of prisoners and have received some amazing stories and art work. I also had the opportunity to speak to 100 students at the University of California Irvine in a Criminal Justice class about prison life and how solitary confinement is cruel and unusual punishment as it intersects with the 8th Amendment. Image
Do you have a day job as well? —-I work part time in a restaurant. 
When did you first start writing and when did you finish your first book? —-I started writing from a prison cell in solitary confinement in 2002. It took me 7 years to perfect my drug war novel Roll Call. Image
How did you choose the genre you write in? —–The genre chose me. The drug war and prison life are gritty, true life entertainment. Plus the spiritual aspects of good versus evil in characters on both sides of the law make for a great plot line. Image
Where do you get your ideas? —-Almost all of my ideas are based on life experiences. In some cases, I paint with the true colors of life on a fictional landscape. 
 
Do you ever experience writer’s block, if so, how do you deal with it? ——I do experience writers block at times. Usually during sections of the book that are in a transition from one scene to another. When that happens, I stress out and pace back and forth. It really helps! I start seeing the scene come to life in my imagination and run back to the computer. 
Do you work with an outline, or just write? —--I just write. But I always keep in mind that a story has a beginning, middle and end. 
Is there any particular author or book that influenced you in any way either growing up or as an adult? —–First and foremost, the Bible. The stories have the perfect balance of God over evil and how He uses imperfect characters. A lot of other authors have shaped my writing style. My books are similar to James Patterson’s in that I have fast moving scenes and short chapters. Image
 
How do you market your work? What avenues have you found to work best for your genre?—— Marketing is an art I would rather have someone else do for me! I found that getting big name reviews are a great selling tool. I went after Nielson Media’s review service, Kirkus Discoveries for my first novel Roll Call and got, “A harrowing, down-and-dirty depiction–sometimes reminiscent of Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic–of America’s war on drugs, by former dealer and California artist Langohr. Locked up for a decade on drugs charges and immersed in both philosophical tomes and modern pulp thrillers, Langohr penned Roll Call. A vivid, clamorous account of the war on drugs. –Kirkus Discoveries, Nielsen Business Media, 770 Broadway, N.Y Yk For my book Underdog I went after John South from American Media to get- “In his latest novel, “Underdog,” Glenn Langohr takes B.J. back into the dreaded Supermax at Pelican Bay, California’s toughest prison. At first he’s just fighting to survive, hopelessly outnumbered by Mexican and black gang members, but then he goes back to try and help his friend, still inside, ferociously battling to change the penal system.

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.” Image

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. 

 
Can you tell us about your upcoming book?——– During my prison sentence, I really battled with giving my life completely to God, and surviving in prison through brute force and my own will power. I’m waiting for God to show me how to write it. 
What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author? What has been the best compliment?—– I have gotten a few bad reviews from ex prison guards but I’ve also gotten some good reviews from law enforcement as well. I love getting great reviews from lawyers and Professors.
 
Do you have any advice to give to aspiring writers? Do it because you love it. Don’t do it for money, it’s a lot of work! 
 
Is there anything that you would like to say to your readers and fans? I would like to thank all my fans and readers for the reviews and feedback! A special shout out to my U.K. readers for making Race Riot number 1 in three categories for 3 months! 
Glenn Langohr’s books are available in print, kindle and audio book and are on sale and Free for prime members. Amazon author page in the U.S.  http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00571NY5A Author page in the U.Khttp://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B00571NY5A Link to all of Glenn Langohr’s audio books- http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=glenn+langohr%27s+audio+books

Glenn Langohr Speaking to 100 Students in Professor Reiter’s Criminal Justice Class About Prison Life and His Books

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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


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Another Criminal Justice Professor Gave Glenn Langohr’s Book Roll Call A Five Star Review

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/B00571NY5AImageImage


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No Taxes For New Prisons by Glenn Langohr

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.”

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Glenn Langohr’s complete list of drug war and prison books in print, kindle and audio book

Glenn Langohr’s complete list of drug war and prison books in print, kindle and audio book

Who Are The Real Criminals? By Glenn Langohr 

I got the chance to speak to some kids on probation in Santa Ana yesterday. My sobriety sponsor Phillip Doran has been doing it for a year now and I went with him for the first time. Phillip Doran is a writer and used to be a Producer of many TV shows so it was a God send to meet him and have him take me through the 12 steps of A.A. After working the steps he has also read and reviewed all of my prison books and helped me see how to market them. I got to share all of this with the kids on probation and a lot more. That God loves them. That if they stay sober, their life will get better, eventually. And that if they don’t get sober, they will pay the price everyone pays for bad decisions. I explained to them how much prison time I did for drug crimes and how God helped me turn things around.

While speaking to the kids I couldn’t help but see them as partial victims. I saw future gang members and future prisoners. How does this happen to the youth? It starts with the family. A divided family is a broken one. Or a family that doesn’t have enough love and wisdom. What about our schools? Same thing, a divided school is a broken one. That is where kids find an identity and where gangs and drugs take a hold.

I wrote my first novel, Roll Call, A True Crime Prison Story of Corruption and Redemption, from prison. Here’s a review- 

“Whacks you aside the head with the force of a baseball bat. Langohr’s incredible description of his fight for survival in prison has ‘screenplay’ written all over it.” John South, American Media 
Roll Call is available on Amazon and other retail outlets in print, kindle and audio book format. To check out all of Glenn Langohr’s drug war and prison books in print, kindle and audio book go here- http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00571NY5A
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Glenn Langohr Spoke to Kids on Probation About God, Sobriety and His Books

Glenn Langohr Spoke to Kids on Probation About God, Sobriety and His Books. Glenn Langohr spent over 10 years in prison on drug charges with 4 years in solitary confinement before becoming a best selling author and speaker.

When Glenn Langohr got out of prison in 2008 he started going to A.A. He got a sobriety sponsor and worked the 12 steps. Phillip Doran, another writer and the ex producer of a number of hit TV shows helped Glenn Langohr through the steps. Part of the 12 steps is giving back in the form of service. Image


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Are We Breeding Bigger Criminals by Locking Up Drug Addicts? By Glenn Langohr, Author of Lock Up Diaries

Are We Breeding Bigger Criminals by Locking Up Drug Addicts? By Glenn Langohr, Author of Lock Up Diaries. In all of Glenn Langohr’s drug war and prison books he points out that the justice system is breeding bigger criminals by locking up low level offenders ( drug addicts and people in poverty ). To check out Lock Up Diaries in audio book go here- http://tinyurl.com/lockupdiaries

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.”

The author will gift his books FREE from the Kindle store to those who can’t afford it. Glenn Langohr rollcallthebook@gmail.com lockdownpubishing.comImage

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