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Posted October 5, 2012
Great story about prison life, survival and opportunities for success
Shon Hopwood provides an excellent experiential narrative of more than a decade behind bars at the Federal Prison in Pekin Illinois. From a bleek beginning to an opportunity for success once freed. His ecperience as a "jail-house lawyer," proved benificial to his future. One of his petitions made it before the US Supreme Court. I would recommend this book to anyone who has a friend or relative behind bars. Even our criminal justice community could learn from this book. Non-fiction book clubs would enjoy this story. I'm sure it would provide thoughtful discussions.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 15, 2012
A true but almost unbelieveable story of taking advantage of second chances in life. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Everyone makes mistakes in life but this could be the biggest rebound story ever in the history of the American prision system. You will be astounded at how Shon Hopwood goes from bank robber to winning Supreme Court cases. Aside from the legal accomplishments, this book provides an inside glimpse to the unfortunate inequalities & injustice that take place daily within our court systems. Rounded out by an unlikely yet remarkable long distance romance, this book has all the makings of the next-best-thing in Hollywood. You won't be disappointed.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 8, 2012
From the first 20 sample pages I knew I would not be able to put this book down ....just had 2buy it!! I love the true human interest stories----laced with good humor like these 2authors provide/ I say dont miss this oneWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.