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Also by Stanley "Tookie" Williams:

Life In Prison, February 2001
Gangs and Drugs, August 1997
Gangs and the Abuse of Power, August 1997
Hardcover (reprint)
Gangs and Your Neighborhood, August 1997
Gangs and Wanting to Belong, August 1997
Gangs and Weapons, August 1997
Gangs and Your Friends, August 1997
Gangs and Violence, August 1997
Gangs and Self-Esteem, August 1997

Life In Prison
Stanley "Tookie" Williams

A look at life in prison to disuade kids from committing crimes.

Seastar Books
February 2001
80 pages
ISBN: 1587170949
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"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 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' 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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