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    Life in Prison (Paperback) By (author) Stanley "Tookie" Williams, By (author) Barbara Cottman Becnel, Illustrated by D. Stevens

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    Description"The true stories I've written in this book are my living nightmares. My greatest hope is that the lessons the stories offer will help you make better choices than I did." 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 whose 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 bookwhich has drawn praise from educators, government leaders, and families alikeWilliams 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' words are a frank challenge to adolescent readers to educate themselves, make intelligent decisions, and above all, not to follow in his footsteps.

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    Life in Prison
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stanley "Tookie" Williams, By (author) Barbara Cottman Becnel, Illustrated by D. Stevens
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 80
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 136 g
    ISBN 13: 9781587170942
    ISBN 10: 1587170949

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y4.2
    BIC subject category V2: YQH, YXZ, YQN
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    Libri: I-C9
    B&T Book Type: JN
    B&T General Subject: 215
    Ingram Subject Code: C9
    BISAC V2.8: JNF007000
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    BISAC V2.8: JNF053210
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    BISAC V2.8: JNF030000
    DC22: 365.60973
    DC21: 365.60973
    DC22: 365/.6/0973
    LC classification: HV9471 .W544 2001
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    Thema V1.0: YPJJ3, YPJH, YXZ
    Edition statement
    North-South Books (Nord-Sud Verlag AG)
    Imprint name
    Seastar Books
    Publication date
    01 February 2001
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    Author Information
    Stanley "Tookie" Williams was on death row at San Quentin State Prison from 1991 until his execution by lethal injection in December, 2005. Barbara Cottman Becnel has been interviewing Stanley Williams since 1993 and has collaborated with him on his numerous anti-gang education projects. She lives in northern California.