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Prison Journal: An Irreverent Look at Life on the Inside

Timilty, Joseph;Thomas, Jack

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ISBN 10: 1555533124 / ISBN 13: 9781555533120
Published by Northeastern Univ Pr,, Ithaca, New York, U.S.A., 1997
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Second printing. Maroon cloth, gilt titles. Timilty was a Boston politician indicted in 1993 on conspiracy charges. Interesting inscription by him on the title page to a real estate magnate who (he claims) was responsible for his incarceration. The book is an account of his time inside, in journal form. Book near fine with one page creased at top foreedge. DJ likewise near fine. 253 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 11072

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Title: Prison Journal: An Irreverent Look at Life ...

Publisher: Northeastern Univ Pr,, Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Successful Boston politician and real estate developer Joseph F. Timilty was convicted in 1993 of conspiracy to commit fraud, and subsequently served time at the Schuylkill medium security federal penitentiary in Minersville, Pennsylvania. A blend of drama and black comedy, Prison Journal excerpts Timilty's secret diary from that period, providing a rare and intimate look at the day-to-day life of the incarcerated. Intermittently poignant and comical, the journal captures both the monotony and fear of prison life, skewers a hostile and wasteful prison bureaucracy, examines racial and sexual tensions among inmates, and presents an array of unforgettable characters, all imbued with Timilty's ironic Irish wit.

About the Author:

Joseph Timilty is a former Boston city councilor who served five terms as Massachusetts state senator and ran three close races for mayor of Boston. He is known for his progressive legislation and his advocacy for affordable housing. Currently living in Canton, Massachusetts, he is a lobbyist who represents clients before the Massachusetts legislature.

After being convicted of conspiracy to commit fraud in a condominium development project in 1993, he secretly kept a journal during his four-month incarceration at the Schuylkill federal correctional facility in Minersville, Pennsylvania. Prison Journal: An Irreverent Look at Life on the Inside compiles his observations about his arrest and trial, his life in prison, and the aftereffects of his experiences.

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