For a decade Walpole State Prison in Massachusetts has dominated the front pages of media with accounts of violence, brutality and horror. Screw is the author's true story as a corrections officer. McLaughlin's involvement moves from the bowels of Walpole to Michael Dukakis' chambers in the State Capital.
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Walpole State Prison,
Massachusetts . . .
for a decade its violence, brutality and horror have dominated the front pages of a media which has persisted in drawing a picture of sadistic guards against decent, helpless inmates. Now, the other side of the coin is revealed in SCREW, the true story of young, brash and ambitious Michael McLaughlin, who enters Walpole as a naive corrections officer and refuses to play by the inmates rules.
Appalled by prison brutality, from gang rapes and beatings to murder, Michael becomes an avenging eagle. At 26, he commands the guards' union and spearheads prison reforms which have changed Massachusetts's penal history.
But, SCREW is more than a mere prison story.
Threatened by inmates, union bosses and state officials alike, McLaughlin moves from the bowels of Walpole to Governor Michael Dukakis' chambers in the State Capital, tearing to shreds the liberal politics that concealed a vast governmental bureaucracy and uncovering a "good old boy" mentality that allowed murderers to walk free from the bowels of hell onto the streets of America.
The revelations of SCREW take place in Massachusetts, but their implications are splashed across the nation's front pages as crime, abetted by lax law enforcement and antiquated correctional practices, reaches out from behind prison bars to corrupt a nation.About the Author:
Michael McLaughlin was an assistant juvenile supervisor of the Youth Services Department of Boston and a correctional officer in Billerica and Walpole State Prison, where he rose to become President of the guards' union. He currently owns McLaughlin Financial, Inc., in Salem, MA, a mortgage company licensed in MA, NH & ME.
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Book Description New Horizon Press, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110882820486
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