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Hell Behind Prison Walls: Shams, Charades & Circus from 25 Years of Instructing Inmates

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Hell Behind Prison Walls is a true story about John Pecchio's twenty-five years of experience as a shoemaker and Vocational Instructor in one of the more dangerous all-male, maximum-security prisons in New York State, the Elmira Correctional Facility and Reception Center.

Prisons have lost their ability to rehabilitate prisoners. Pecchio views prisons as small towns that a
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Hardcover, 255 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Brundage Pub.
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Sep 06, 2013 C rated it did not like it
I would have given it 1/2 star if I had the option. This is poorly written. Grammar and spelling is awful. The author over and over portrays himself as a victim and has an overinflated sense of self. Prisons do need reform but this book does not give a fair and balanced, comprehensive look at the system.
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