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This is a book of photographs of the insides of Texas prisons in the late '60s. Somehow, Danny Lyon got permission to take pictures inside all of the state prisons in Texas--the photographss are quite good and sometimes moving. He also formed a friendship with one of the inmates, Billy McCune. Billy was a loser--he came from a broken home, was kicked out of the navy (it sounds like an accumulation of petty offenses), and was convicted of raping a women in Waco. He had been kept in a home for the ...more