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.
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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.
– http://www.amazon.com/Underdog-Definitive-History-Pelican-Prisons/dp/B0087PIV7E/ref=tmm_aud_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1351527421&sr=1-1 If you purchase it please leave a review.