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An inside look into the abyss of the American prison system, You Got Nothing Coming provides readers with a firsthand retelling of Jimmy Lerner's sudden descent from middle-class family life and white-collar society to living in a Nevada penitentiary's cell shared with a neo-Nazi skinhead.
This powerful work offers one of the most detailed accounts available of the harsh and unforgiving society of prison life. Rendered in uncanny and compelling prison language and dialogue, Lerner's narrative describes the daily life of a new convict in a world of brutal guards and violent, drug-addicted convicts. He details the horrendous circumstances that brought him to commit his lethal act and landed him in one of this country's most inhospitable environments.
Essential for students of Legal Studies and Sociology, You Got Nothing Coming is a unique look at the U.S. legal system and the nature of punishment in America.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Acknowledgments; Author's Note; Prologue, Part I. The Abyss; Part II: The Inferno; Part III: The Fall; Epilogue