At first banned by prison officials as “dangerous,” this book is used in college, high school, and middle school classrooms and as a prevention tool for teenagers. Recommended by NPR & NAMI. A horrifying yet hauntingly beautiful journey into the hearts, minds and transformations of seven remarkable prisoners; four of them innocent. Thoughts and comments by those who contain, counsel, teach, and love them; with humane alternatives to our almost $80 billion a year brutal industry and its 65% failure rate. Includes art, poetry, resources, suggested reading, and twelve things you can do today to make a difference.