A grip of time: when prison is your life

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Red Lightning Books,
Pub. Date:
[2019]
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English
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A Grip of Time (prison slang for a very long sentence behind bars) takes readers into a world most know little about—a maximum-security prison—and into the minds and hearts of the men who live there. These men, who are serving out life sentences for aggravated murder, join a fledgling Lifers' Writing Group started by award-winning author Lauren Kessler. Over the course of three years, meeting twice a month, the men reveal more and more about themselves, their pasts, and the alternating drama and tedium of their incarcerated lives. As they struggle with the weight of their guilt and wonder if they should hope for a future outside prison walls, Kessler struggles with the fiercely competing ideas of rehabilitation and punishment, forgiveness and blame that are at the heart of the American penal system. Gripping, intense, and heartfelt, A Grip of Time: When Prison Is Your Life shows what a lifetime with no hope of release looks like up-close.

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9781684350780
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subject_facet Criminals -- Rehabilitation -- Oregon, Life imprisonment -- Oregon -- Case studies, Murderers -- Oregon, Oregon State Penitentiary, Prison visits -- Oregon, Prisoners -- Oregon, Prisoners as authors -- Oregon -- Case studies
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