The Duress Circle

The Duress Circle : Finding Security, Fidelity, and Humanity in a Dangerous World

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A fast paced prison story of suspense told from the perspective of the administration. Warden Daniel Justice and his leadership team have worked hard to reform their prison from the typical American institution of abusive punishment, violence, corruption, and dysfunction. The story plays out over a long weekend in September, in which the Monday September 11th.. On this weekend the prison is being evaluated for accreditation by the American Correctional Association. An Inmate serving 15 to Life decides this is the perfect time to execute an escape. The Duress Circle refers to a circle of concrete next to the sidewalk crossing no mans' land to the prison proper. Prisoners or visitors escorted to or from the prison must stand in the circle apart from their escort to prove he is not under duress. The story begins as the sharpshooter in the Tower looks through the scope of her rifle at people in the duress circle and wonders if she could shoot to kill.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 342 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18mm | 458g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508705283
  • 9781508705284

About Dr Geoffrey Schmitt

The Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Schmitt was born in rural Pennsylvania and raised in the small town of Bath, New York. He comes from a family of avid readers and writers. His aunt, Gladys Schmitt, was on the Best Seller list for many years in the 1950s. His brother, whose pen name is Nick Barrett, is a singer song writer whose work is also on Amazon. Dr. Geoff has been an Episcopal priest for over 35 years and served churches across the country from New England to Arizona, Florida, and Louisiana. Most recently he has served in Lutheran congregations. He is a student of Personality Type and his dissertation is Personality Type as a Road Map to Spirituality. Dr. Geoff has written many songs and poems as well as books, on marriage, and relationships. He is now retired from active ministry and devoting more time to writing. He lives with his wife, parrots, and papillions outside of Shreveport La. His hobbies include, playing several instruments, chess, origami, and traveshow more