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The Hot House

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Written by Pete EarleyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Pete Earley

  • Format: Paperback, 464 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • On Sale: February 1, 1993
  • Price: $7.99
  • ISBN: 978-0-553-56023-7 (0-553-56023-9)
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The most dreaded facility in the prison system because of its fierce population, Leavenworth is governed by ruthless clans competing for dominance. Here Earley unabashedly explores the characters and forces at work in Leavenworth, nicknamed 'The Hot House' for its lack of proper ventilation, and, as a result, reveals the state of the penal system in America today.

"THE HOT HOUSE like some laboratory for cultivating criminal pathology, offers a glimpse into the criminalmind. . . . Our impressions of prison life are generally drawn from old James Cagney and George Raft movies; {this book} dispels these notions."—The New York Times Book Review