Lethal Rejection features an array of fiction on crime and punishment written by prisoners, academics and students of criminology. The authors use short stories, plays, and poetry to provide authentic and vivid depictions of the netherworld that is our penal system. In the words of noted criminologist and lawyer, Joycelyn Pollock, "this book is fiction; but it is also a book about prison that can offer a type of truth that numbers can't. Enjoy your reading - if you can."
Lethal Rejection is unique in that it uses fiction to convey the perceived deficiencies of the justice system and prisons. One cannot read the narratives contained in the book without feeling angry, sad, or dumbfounded with the failures the authors believe are often present in the correctional system. Because the book contains little complicated legal jargon, it is easily readable for students, academics, and correctional professionals. (Shaun Gann, The Journal of Criminal Justice Education)