Life in Prison (Prebound)
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Stanley Tookie Williams, cofounder of the notorious Crips gang is a death-row inmate. But in his two decades of incarceration. Williams has also become a respected author and activist who: dedication to ending gang warfare in the lives of inner-city children has earned him a 2001 Nobel Peace Prize nomination.In this award-winning book -- which has drawn praise from educators, government leaders, and families alike -- Williams describes the brutal reality of being an inmate. He debunks myths of prisons as gladiator schools with blunt, riveting stories of overwhelming homesickness, the terror of solitary confinement, and the humiliation of strip-searches. Williams' word are a frank challenge to adolescent readers to educate themselves, make intelligent decisions, and above all, not to follow his footsteps.