A grip of time: when prison is your life

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Red Lightning Books,
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[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 inside a world most know little about, a maximum-security prison, and inside the minds and hearts of the men who live there. These men, 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 these 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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