Gorilla Convict: The Prison Writings of Seth Ferranti

Gorilla Convict: The Prison Writings of Seth Ferranti


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Gorilla Convict is a selected compilation of Seth's work that has appeared on his long running blog at gorillaconvict.com. Online since 2005, the blog gives the scoop on street legends, the mafia, prison gangs, hip-hop and hustling and life in the belly of the beast.

What makes this collection so unique is that Seth writes his blog and stories from his cell block in the Federal Bureau of Prisons where he has spent nearly two decades in prison. He founded the Gorilla Convict website from prison, and his intriguing and amazing stories have created a large and dedicated audience from prison.

The book gives the reader real, raw and in your face stories that have not been written from the mainstream news media point of view. They are written by a man who understand the criminal and convict codes and who lives and resides with the men he writes about in the belly of the beast. This collection of crime, prison and street lore is as inside as you can get.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467526623
Publisher: Strategic Media Books
Publication date: 01/28/2013
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 540,346
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Seth Ferranti has been buried in the belly of the beast since 1993 serving a 25 year sentence for a first-time non-violent drug offense. During his incarceration he has taken every opportunity available to prepare himself for his eventual release. To that end he has gotten AA, BA and MA degrees from Penn State University of Iowa and California State University by correspondence. He has also authored over 500 articles in magazines such as Don Diva, F.E.D.S. and Vice.

Table of Contents

The State of the Pen

The State of the Feds 13

Trials of a Hustler 19

The Lorton Experience 25

Supermax 31

On the Inside: Rats and Snitches 39

Prison Life

Prison Gangs and the Analogy of Hate 45

The World of Prison Tattoos 53

Homo Thugs 57

Aryan Circle 63

Mob Parties in Prison 69

Street Legends

Rick Ross 77

Pappy Mason, Street Legend 81

Hip-Hop, Guns, Gangstas, and The Feds 93

Alpo and Fray 101

The Real Rick Ross 107

The New World of Islam 113

The Drug Game

My Brother's Keeper 121

Adventures of a Meth Monster 143

Life and Times of a Suburban Drug Dealer 151

When Crack was King 165

Holding Down the Neighborhood 187

Hustlers and Gang Bangers

Public Enemy #1 213

Gang Reporting 217

Inside a Blood Set 221

Twenty-One Years Later, Injustice Prevails 231

The Mexican Mafia 237

Death Before Dishonor 241

Street Lit

Gangsta Lit 249

Incarcerated Authors 253

The Gangster Writer 261

The Life of Nikki Turner, Queen of Hip-Hop Fiction 267

The New Jack Gangster Writer 271

About the Editor 279

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Every thing Seth does is top notch!