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Title In the place of justice : a story of punishment and deliverance / Wilbert Rideau.
Imprint New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.

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 Main Stacks  HV9475.L22 L646 2010    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Description x, 366 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Note Includes index.
Subject Rideau, Wilbert.
Louisiana State Penitentiary -- History -- 20th century.
African American prisoners -- Louisiana -- Biography.
Prisoners -- Louisiana -- Biography.
Prisoners -- Louisiana -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- Louisiana -- History -- 20th century.
Corruption -- Louisiana -- History -- 20th century.
African American journalists -- Biography.
Contents Ruination, 1942-1961 -- Tribulation, 1962-1970 -- Solitary, January 1972 -- The jungle, 1973-1975 -- Mentor, 1976 -- Crackdown, 1976 -- Truth behind bars, 1977-1981 -- Disillusion, 1981-1986 -- Soldiering on, 1986-1990 -- Hope, 1990-1994 -- Censorship, 1995-2001 -- Behind enemy lines, 2001-2005 -- Deliverance, 2005 -- Heaven, 2005.
Summary Rideau brings to vivid life the world of the infamous Angola penitentiary and his long struggle for justice, giving his readers a searing expose of the failures of our legal system framed within his own dramatic tale of how he found meaning, purpose, and hope in prison.