When the Prisoners Ran Walpole
A true story in the movement for prison abolition

Bissonette, Jamie
Publisher:  South End Press, Cambridge, USA
Year Published:  2008  
Pages:  272pp   Price:  $20   ISBN:  978-0-89608-770-5
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX8744

In the months before they took over running the Walople maximum-security facility in 1973, prisoners and outside advocates created programs that sent more prisoners home for good. This account reveals what can happen when there is public will for change and trust that the incarcerated can achieve it.

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