Monday, December 17, 2012

Underdog by Glenn Langohr book review

This is Glenn's 4th book in his Prison Killers series. I did not know what to expect, but I have to say it was not what I expected. Glenn has a way of connecting to the prisoners and to his readers. By the end of the book I felt as though guards should be regularly switched to ensure safety. This is also "A True Crime Thriller of Prison Life". Glenn Has been there and done that and he still goes back to visit the prison to help his friends keep their faith. Glenn Compares prisons to dog cages (of abused dogs), and he has a way of getting his point across. He also, with his wife, saves the dogs.
This book is not for the faint of heart. It takes you inside prison life during a hunger strike, a lockdown and a riot. I had a hard time reading through some of it. I think that these would be perfect books for parole officers to have! Should minor crimes be housed is minor prisons?

Biography Glenn Langohr has a purpose: he writes to shine a light inside our prison systems and to help others turn their lives around. He draws on personal experience. Glenn Langohr ran away from a broken home with a death wish and entered the drug war with abandon. Business with the Mexican Mafia and Hell's Angels became a way of life until the Criminal Justice system interrupted him with Organized Crime charges. In prison he was involved in riots and spent years in the hole. From solitary confinement he started writing and hasn't stopped since. Now, he is an usher at his church and loves to reach out to other prisoners to help them turn their lives around. He speaks as a guest Lecturer at Criminal Justice colleges and writes articles for newspapers. "I want to show the world and the students and leaders of tomorrow, that we are only building bigger criminals by locking up low level offenders. In prison, an addiction is bred into an affliction much harder to escape."

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