By Robert D. Hannigan

ISBN-10: 141969474X

ISBN-13: 9781419694745

tv exhibits like legal holiday and films just like the Shawshank Redemption painting a skewed model of what is going on in the back of the legal partitions. Robert D. Hannigan units the checklist immediately along with his memoir, A 40 yr trip in Corrections. the following he bargains anecdotes, background classes, ethical conundrums, and a healthy dose of genuine existence experiece to counteract the Hollywood interpretaion such a lot of folks count on.
Hannigan started his occupation as a jail shield operating the evening shift on the Kansas nation business prison. although inmates threw glass jars and bars of cleaning soap at him on his first evening, he quickly earns their admire by way of refusing to be worried away. possibly his Marine education helped him remain so powerful within the face of burly convicts. Over the following couple of a long time, Hannigan honorably climbs the promotional ladder the entire option to warden, witnessing occasions which are unhappy, weird and wonderful, humorous, awful, and all levels in among.
Many of Hannigan's chapters are own tales approximately his studies with inmates and different group of workers, yet he sometimes veers off into bills of renovations, proceedings approximately political favortism, and musing on a variety of habitual difficulties, equivalent to over-crowding.
Though his memoirs are overly lengthy, frequently repetitive, and dichotomous, Hannigan does be ready to make his readers smile on the strange styles of human habit. Thieves. murdereres. rapists: Hannigan was once uncovered to the worst of humanity and nonetheless controlled to upward thrust above it with grace and humor.

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