Pelican Bay State Prison

Pelican Bay State Prison

by Glenn Langohr
     
 

The California Prison System houses a mixture of Mexican cartel members, Mexican mafia, Bloods, Crips, and thousands of other street gangs fighting for control and the author turns this story into a pulp thriller of true crime.

The author of Underdog, Glenn Langohr, takes you on a journey back into prison as he remembers a prison riot days before his release… See more details below

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The California Prison System houses a mixture of Mexican cartel members, Mexican mafia, Bloods, Crips, and thousands of other street gangs fighting for control and the author turns this story into a pulp thriller of true crime.

The author of Underdog, Glenn Langohr, takes you on a journey back into prison as he remembers a prison riot days before his release date where he left his friend on the way to Pelican Bay...

The story follows the author years later as he visits his friend in Pelican Bay during a prisoner developed hunger strike against sadistic and cruel guards who get off on their isolation and enjoy adding violence to their torture.

A spotlight on the flaws at how Pelican Bay determines gang validation and solitary confinement.

"A great analogy between caged dogs in an animal shelter, and prisoners in an overcrowded jail. A blow-by-blow description of the dialogue between four race leaders as they try to maintain the peace, and keep the factions from destroying themselves. Not the sort of thing you would read about in the media so it is all quite an eye-opener. Gives a great insight into the problems inherent in a mixed-race prison and how the prison authorities handle it. Some of these individual warders are human while some are sub-human. A most interesting and absorbing 5-Star read. I personally would like to see a sequel to this book."

~ Dr. James Coyle

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Editorial Reviews

L.A, California - Phillip Doran TV Producer
"With lazer-like precision Glenn Langohr lays bare the festering under-belly of our criminal justice system in a driving, graphic narrative that somehow finds the humanity in this most inhuman setting." Phillip Doran, T.V. Producer and Author
Toronto, Canada - RJ Parker
UNDERDOG by Glenn Langohr is a well written true prison story fraught with emotion and detail. At the beginning of the book, the author and his wife visits an animal shelter to adopt a dog. The poor dogs were totally neglected in their cages, much like the prisoners in the hole, they too were in cages. The author reveals a story about the hunger strike and the beating of prisoners. You would never hear about this in the media.

The book is true. It's fact of what's going on in the prison
Cleveland, Ohio - JT Kalnay
This book does not glamorize prison life but rather accurately reports on the cruel reality, which may shock and frighten many readers. The author skillfully makes the point that the general public has more awareness for and more compassion for caged dogs than for prisoners. He also reaches through the bars and describes how the guards are organized into gangs and other criminal enterprises.

Having previously read Roll Call, Upon My release, I was already familiar with Mr. Langohr's wor
Orange County, CA - Angela Cardarunella
Passion flows from the hand of the author's soul to expose the evil that exists within the blood-stained prison walls; and, the courage, determination and strength it takes, within the human spirit, to survive.
Orange County, CA - Tandi South
This book is an eye opening look at how hypocritical our justice system can be. An ex-prisoner takes what he has been through and reveals the plight of prison life in California. I couldn't believe what I was reading until the end when it was all backed up by former Pelican Bay prison guards.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014307482
Publisher:
Lockdownpublishing
Publication date:
03/12/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
978,323
File size:
0 MB

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