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


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The Raw Truth About Life in the California Prisons by Glenn Langohr and David Bitco

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This is the best review of my new prison thriller yet. You want the raw truth, check out the interview and all of my books in print, kindle and audio.

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While reading Prison Riot, I was struck by how similar this story is to the classic Melville novella, Billy Budd. Of course, the latter was written in a much more stilted voice, and was built on Biblical allegory – but the thread of the story is very much the same.

Here we have a power struggle between a cruel and sadistic Corrections Lieutenant, and a fair minded but ineffectual Warden. The victim in that power struggle ends up being the innocent – the powerless everyman,whom in the Melville book was represented by Billy, and in Prison Riot is represented by B.J. and his friend, Giant.

Where the analogy breaks down however, is that Billy Budd was fiction.

Suspension of disbelief is not necessary when the writer actually lived through the hell of the California prison system. As a student of…

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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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Glenn Langohr’s Prison Memoir Got Another Great Review From a Criminal Justice Professor at U.C. Irvine

Professor Keramet Reiter, an Associate Professor in Criminal Justice at U.C. Irvine came across Glenn Langohr’s books about prison and asked for an interview. Glenn Langohr agreed on one condition, that she have her students read and review it.

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Glenn Langohr found out that Professor Reiter focused on the prison side of the Criminal Justice system and asked her to read his book Underdog, A True Crime Thriller of Prison Life, the fourth book in the series. Glenn Langohr has written eight books about the drug war and prison life after serving time in prison for drug charges. He started writing from a cell in solitary after a prison riot and now speaks to students and civic groups about his writing and history.

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In Underdog, A True Crime Thriller of Prison Life, Glenn Langohr points out the flaws in the gang validation process that keeps inmates house in solitary confinement indefinitely. He takes his own experience in riots and the issues that cause them and takes the reader on a journey through the process.

B.J and Damon are two White inmates who get involved in a gang war in a California maximum security prison. The prison administration realizes B.J’s sentence is up and they falsely blame Damon for organizing the inmates and use his gangland tattoos to send him to the Super Max at Pelican Bay.

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“This is a page-turner of a read about life inside the California prison system, told from the perspective of an experienced and thoughtful former prisoner, who describes remaining unaffiliated with the various prison gangs, but collaborating and mediating among them to maintain peace on the prison yards.This first-hand account of the California prison system is not only interesting, but provides a useful counterpoint (and compliment) to more academic accounts of prison life.” U.C. Irvine Professor Reiter

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About Lockdown Publishing:
Glenn Langohr has a purpose: he writes to shine a light inside our prison systems and to help others turn their lives around. He draws on personal experience. Glenn Langohr ran away from a broken home 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. 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, speaks as a guest Lecturer at 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. In prison, an addiction is bred into an affliction much harder to escape.” Help him show the world redemption is possible, buy and share his books.

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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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Glenn Langohr is Going to Be Interviewed by The Orange County Register About His Prison Books and Redemption

Glenn Langohr Is Going to be Interviewed by The Orange County Register About His Prison Books and Redemption. While getting ready to speak at U.C. Irvine to 100 college students in Professor Keramet’s Criminal Justice class, Glenn Langohr contacted the Orange County Register. To check out Glenn Langohr’s newest book, Prison Riot, A True Story of Surviving a Gang War in Prison in audio book go here- http://amzn.to/UD9EZa

Orange County writer Greg Hardesty contacted Glenn Langohr and requested that he video his appearance at the University of California Irvine. Check out some of the video here-


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Former Prisoner Glenn Langohr is Speaking to a Criminal Justice Class at UC Irvine About His Books and Solitary Confinement

Former Prisoner Glenn Langohr is Speaking to a Criminal Justice Class at UC Irvine About His Books and Solitary Confinement on Oct 30 at 3 pm. 

To see a complete list of Glenn Langohr’s drug war and prison novels go here- http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00571NY5A

Glenn Langohr plans on talking about one of his books, Underdog, that the students were required to read an excerpt from. While in prison, for just being involved in a riot to survive, Glenn Langohr gained experience in solitary that showed him many prisoners are falsely labeled shot callers or influencers, that lead to false validation to SHU housing without end.

Glenn Langohr is also speaking with Ms Dolores Canales whose son has been in the Pelican Bay SHU for over 10 years. Glenn plans on sharing with the students his take on solitary confinement in relation to the 8th Amendment where it intersects with cruel and unusual punishment. He also plans to talk about how the U.S. needs to find better ways of dealing with petty crimes that have the prison population bursting at the seams. He wants the students to see that in California, prisons are breeding bigger criminals by locking up low level offenders, where in prison, an addiction is bred into an affliction much harder to escape, where gangs and violence are the calling cards.

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Glenn Langohr spent over 10 years in prison on drug charges, with 4 of those years in solitary confinement. While locked down and writing novels, David Hocking, a Pastor from Hope For Today started writing him. David Hocking helped Glenn with instructional publishing guides that helped him further his writing career from behind bars. When released in 2008, Glenn Langohr published his first novel Roll Call. “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 light fictionalization of his troubled life. “I went from obsessively pacing my cell and wondering and worrying about how I was actually going to get my attorney to defend me, and how many years this sentence would bring,” writes Langohr in an afterword, “to realizing that if I find a way to write what’s in my head, I can find a way out of this hole I had put myself in!” A vivid, clamorous account of the war on drugs. –Kirkus Discoveries, Nielsen Business Media, 770 Broadway, N.Y Yk To find all of Glenn Langohr’s novels online go here- http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00571NY5A 

 

ImageGlenn Langohr has published 7 more books and has been interviewed on the radio 4 times. On Oct. 30 at 3 pm Glenn Langohr is speaking to 100 students in Professor Keramet’s Criminal Justice class about solitary confinement and how it intersects with the 8th Amendment as it related to cruel and unusual punishment.


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An Old Prison Photo of Me and Characters in My Books

Old prison photo. God is so good to get me from there to here! Half the characters, including me, are in my prison thrillers on Amazon found here- http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00571NY5A Download them to your phone or any computer for .99 cents and spread the word. My books shine a light on corruption and are full of redemption!

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I’m the one in the top row on the right without any tattoos. Blitz is in a couple of my prison thrillers and is in the top row. Damon, also known as Sir Rott is in all of my books and is in the top row. That’s what he gets for being in my cell for a couple of years and having a bullet shaped head.


Here’s a review from my first novel Roll Call. “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 light fictionalization of his troubled life. “I went from obsessively pacing my cell and wondering and worrying about how I was actually going to get my attorney to defend me, and how many years this sentence would bring,” writes Langohr in an afterword, “to realizing that if I find a way to write what’s in my head, I can find a way out of this hole I had put myself in!” Roll Call makes for exciting reading–gunplay, covert operations and backhanded deals abound. A vivid, clamorous account of the war on drugs.” –Kirkus Discoveries, Nielsen Business Media, 770 Broadway, N.Y Yk


Here’s the blurb for Roll Call by Glenn Langohr Number #1 Best Seller. Roll Call is a story with a cast of characters that include Mexican drug cartels, southern California street gangs and Hell’s Angels all fighting for their piece of the drug culture. In the middle of it all, B.J. is hell bent for destruction until he realizes his destiny in the nick of time.

Add a good detective squeezed out of the loop by an overzealous narcotic detective; a robust prison union trying to call the shots; a handful of drug criminals trying to find their conscience and you have the perfect recipe for a revolutionary uprising, bound by blood, all leaving the reader wondering, who are the real criminals? 


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An Excerpt from Lock Up Diaries, Drug Debts ( Prison Killers Book 2 )

All of my drug war and prison thrillers are available on Amazon in print, kindle or audio book here- http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00571NY5A

I watched from the cell door and saw the brass come into the building. There was a dark black man over 50 years old who looked like he was the Warden, another black man with lighter skin who looked like he was the head counselor, known as the CCII, and a round table of three other lower level Prison Administrators. They all went into an office under the building’s gun tower. Heart stripped me out for security. I knew the drill and dropped the white state boxer shorts and lifted my testicles, then turned, then squatted and coughed, then lifted each foot and waited for the metal detector wand. Heart waved it by my butt cheeks and said, “I have to handcuff you but I’ll do it with your hands in front of you.” I walked down the stairs and saw the usual suspects behind cell doors watching. L’il Bird was always perched.
The office was a 14′ by 14′ room. There was a 6′ by 3′ wood table that my criminal history was spread out on. The brass was already positioned by rank. At the end of the table the Warden sported a name plate – Jackson. Next to him was the CCII, Allen. On the other side of the table the three lower ranking prison guards. Heart stood behind me waiting for me to be seated at the end of the table where the brass could study me like an insect. Everyone stared at the warden waiting for him to start. He had his head bent down while he scrutinized the papers in my file. His big black bald wrinkled head finally looked up at me. He studied me through bifocals for far too long, then said, “Benny Johnson…Sit down.”
I sat with my handcuffed hands resting on the table in front of me staring at the Warden, and waited…and waited…I broke the staring contest and looked at CCII Allen’s face. A little nicer, some smile lines, some laugh lines, compassionate eyes… Warden Jackson said, “What are you doing here?”
I stared back at the warden wondering if I could create any smile lines…”I’m looking for Club Med. I must have made the wrong turn.”
The warden’s forehead creased in anger and it pulled his bifocals higher up his bulbous nose. I
looked at CCII Allen. He was trying not to laugh but his eyes were crinkled. I had to assume the warden meant, how did I get out of the last prison and make it to his so I said, “I didn’t make the arrangements, you’re going to have to talk to the travel agent.”
The warden still didn’t look like he liked my answers. His voice growing more irritated as he said,
“This file says you are an inch away from an indeterminate SHU.” That meant for the rest of my prison
sentence I’d do my time in the isolated Pelican Bay SHU. I stayed quiet though my soul raged; I don’t
have a single tattoo and have never claimed a gang! Yes, I have been involved in violence in prison but
how else do you survive?
The warden began with the questions…”What’s your AKA, what do they call you?”
“Benny Johnson.”
“What gangs are you affiliated with?”
“Which ever ones you house me with, or put me in a cell with.”
The warden was getting pissed. The bifocals were straining higher. The wrinkles in the forehead
deepened. In an angrier voice he asked, “What neighborhood do you run with?”
“I run solo, but sometimes circle the YMCA.”
The warden shouted at me, “Where are you from?”
I felt the anger rising in my soul like fire. This man just wanted to write down that I was a gang member or shot caller and put that in my file to discard me like trash, all with these questions to label me. I didn’t bother telling him I’m from my momma, and said, “I don’t have a tattoo, I’ve never
claimed a gang, I’m just a drug addict who struggles with impulse control and finances…” I shut my anger off by ending with, “But I’m saved by the blood of Jesus.”
The warden seemed to calm down and in a softer tone said, “You’ve got four counts of battery on
police officers, and a pile of violence in prison.”
He had it wrong, or at least the perspective. The sheriffs in Orange County jumped me in the county jail after I was a witness to police brutality and interviewed on the news. ImageAs far as the in prison violence, it is a predatory environ and if you don’t lead you either get pressured or led. I wasn’t going to try to explain myself. Nobody listened anyway.
The warden said, “I’m clearing you for yard but at this prison we shoot people like you. I’m going to post a memo for all the gun tower guards to keep an eye on you with a hair trigger.”
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