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The Resource A grip of time : when prison is your life, Lauren Kessler

A grip of time : when prison is your life, Lauren Kessler

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A grip of time : when prison is your life
Title
A grip of time
Title remainder
when prison is your life
Statement of responsibility
Lauren Kessler
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kessler, Lauren
Dewey number
365/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV9475.O82
LC item number
O74 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oregon State Penitentiary
  • Oregon State Penitentiary
  • Life imprisonment
  • Criminals
  • Prisoners
  • Murderers
  • Prisoners as authors
  • Prison visits
  • Criminals
  • Life imprisonment
  • Murderers
  • Prison visits
  • Prisoners
  • Prisoners as authors
  • Oregon
Label
A grip of time : when prison is your life, Lauren Kessler
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-203)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1037806554
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 203 pages
Isbn
9781684350780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781684350780
  • (OCoLC)1037806554
Label
A grip of time : when prison is your life, Lauren Kessler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-203)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1037806554
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 203 pages
Isbn
9781684350780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781684350780
  • (OCoLC)1037806554

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