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The Resource Kingpin : prisoner of the war on drugs, Richard Stratton, (electronic resource eBook)

Kingpin : prisoner of the war on drugs, Richard Stratton, (electronic resource eBook)

Label
Kingpin : prisoner of the war on drugs
Title
Kingpin
Title remainder
prisoner of the war on drugs
Statement of responsibility
Richard Stratton
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Captured in the lobby of the Sheraton Senator Hotel at LAX following a fifteen-year run smuggling marijuana and hashish as part of the hippie mafia, Richard Stratton began a new journey. Gulag America tells the story of the eight years that followed, through two federal trials and the underworld of the federal prison system, at a time when it was undergoing unprecedented expansion due to the War on Drugs. Stratton was shipped by bus from LA's notorious Glass House to jails and prisons across the country, a softening process known as diesel therapy. Resisting pressure to falsely implicate his friend and mentor, Norman Mailer, he was convicted in his second trial under the kingpin statute and sentenced to twenty-five years without the possibility of parole. While doing time in prisons from Manhattan's Criminal Hilton to rural Pennsylvania, Virginia, Kentucky, and New York, he witnessed brutality as well as camaraderie, rampant trafficking of contraband, and crimes by both guards and convicts. He first learned the lessons of survival. Then he learned to prevail, becoming a jailhouse lawyer and winning the reversal of his kingpin sentence and eventual release. Gulag America includes cameos by Norman Mailer and Muhammad Ali, and an account of the author's friendship with mafia don Joe Stassi, a legendary hitman from the early days of the mob who knew gangsters Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel, and Abe Zwillman and has insights into the killing of Dutch Schultz and the Kennedy assassination Gulag America is the second volume in Richard Stratton's trilogy, Remembrance of the War on Plants."--Goodreads.com
Biography type
autobiography
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Stratton, Richard
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV9468
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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OverDrive, Inc
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  • Stratton, Richard
  • Prisoners
  • Drug traffic
Label
Kingpin : prisoner of the war on drugs, Richard Stratton, (electronic resource eBook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=210&titleID=3042454
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781628727289
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • bc
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fb83eefd-f15b-4bae-8942-ad7e8907b9eb
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle
Label
Kingpin : prisoner of the war on drugs, Richard Stratton, (electronic resource eBook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=210&titleID=3042454
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781628727289
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • bc
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
fb83eefd-f15b-4bae-8942-ad7e8907b9eb
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle

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