By James H. Bruton
The warden tells all in this engaging page-turner, giving a frightening insider’s look at life in a world-famous maximum-security prison, the Minnesota Correctional Facility at Oak Park Heights. This account of life on the other side of the razor ribbon is the first to be told from a warden’s perspective.
The author, a former long-time warden at the prison, tells numerous stories and chilling and gruesome anecdotes about the convicts, attempts to understand the criminal mind, and explains both how the prison was designed and the cutting-edge philosophy behind its operation.
In The Big House, you will walk alongside the warden through the stark corridors and into the maximum-security cell blocks. You will be brought face to face with the realities of life inside one of the most secure prisons in the world. You will experience the world of some of our country’s most dangerous prisoners, while learning how the staff manages high-risk inmates and maintains one of the most safe and secure prison environments in the world. 192 pages. 2004. Hardcover.