New PDF release: A Forty Year Journey in Corrections

By Robert D. Hannigan

ISBN-10: 141969474X

ISBN-13: 9781419694745

tv exhibits like legal holiday and films just like the Shawshank Redemption painting a skewed model of what is going on at the back of the legal partitions. Robert D. Hannigan units the checklist instantly together with his memoir, A 40 yr trip in Corrections. right here he bargains anecdotes, background classes, ethical conundrums, and a healthy dose of actual existence experiece to counteract the Hollywood interpretaion such a lot of folks count on.
Hannigan all started his occupation as a jail protect operating the evening shift on the Kansas kingdom commercial detention center. even though inmates threw glass jars and bars of cleaning soap at him on his first evening, he quickly earns their admire via refusing to be anxious away. probably his Marine education helped him remain so robust within the face of burly convicts. Over the following few a long time, Hannigan honorably climbs the promotional ladder all of the approach to warden, witnessing occasions which are unhappy, extraordinary, humorous, terrible, and all levels in among.
Many of Hannigan's chapters are own tales approximately his stories with inmates and different body of workers, yet he sometimes veers off into debts of renovations, lawsuits approximately political favortism, and musing on numerous routine difficulties, corresponding to over-crowding.
Though his memoirs are overly lengthy, frequently repetitive, and dichotomous, Hannigan does have the ability to make his readers smile on the strange styles of human habit. Thieves. murdereres. rapists: Hannigan was once uncovered to the worst of humanity and nonetheless controlled to upward thrust above it with grace and humor.

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