The Hot House: Life Inside Leavenworth Prison

4.02 avg rating
( 1,015 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780553560237: The Hot House: Life Inside Leavenworth Prison

An account of life in Leavenworth Prison, based on interviews with inmates and others, describes the lives of a sexual predator, a gang member in for forty-two years, a sociopath in ""no human contact"" status, and others. 

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Pete Earley is the author of three New York Times" bestsellers. He has won an Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2007. He lives in Fairfax, Virginia. Visit PeteEarley.com.

From Kirkus Reviews:

Searing, compelling eyewitness account of the men--inmates and guards--of Leavenworth Prison. The Bureau of Prisons gave Earley (Family of Spies, 1988) unprecedented permission to come and go as he pleased and talk to any inmate without guards present. Earley's end of the deal: he would have no protection. His chronicle concentrates on five prisoners, the new warden, and several guards. Meet Carl Cletus Bowles, three life sentences: paroled in 1965, he robbed a bank, kidnapped the California state controller general, his wife, and their small child, stole several cars, held six other people hostage, and murdered an Oregon policeman. What goes on in the mind of a man like that? Earley spent two years talking to him. Meet Lieutenant Phillip Shoats, head guard of 719 Marielistas. He was a tough guy who could make the Cubans walk a chalk line while reports of his brutality were suppressed. Then he was blown away by a shotgun wielded by his 14-year-old son, desperate after the beatings Shoats was giving him, his brother, and mother. Did Leavenworth brutalize Shoats or was it the terrible secret he wouldn't tell his wife, revealed only at his death? In the pen there are only two emotions: fear and rage. Here is where a man ``runs the gears'' on the man in the next cell for playing his radio too loud (``You slam a shank into his chest and then pull up and over and then down and over, just like shifting gears on a car''). Here is the stronghold of the predatory gang--the Aryan Brotherhood--that specializes in protection, extortion, and narcotics. To join, one must ``earn his bones'' by murdering someone. Earley, amazingly, gained the confidence of one of the gang's founders, who told him: ``At San Quentin, the herds [blacks] were getting out of hand and a bunch of old white bulls simply said `Fuck this' and they decided to stand up....'' Fascinating white-knuckle tour of hell, brilliantly reported. -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Pete Earley
ISBN 10: 0553560239 ISBN 13: 9780553560237
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97805535602370000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Pete Earley
Published by Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, United States (1995)
ISBN 10: 0553560239 ISBN 13: 9780553560237
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, United States, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 178 x 112 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. An account of life in Leavenworth Prison, based on interviews with inmates and others, describes the lives of a sexual predator, a gang member in for forty-two years, a sociopath in no human contact status, and others. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780553560237

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Earley, Pete
ISBN 10: 0553560239 ISBN 13: 9780553560237
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1993. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VR-9780553560237

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 3.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

EARLEY, PETE
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 0553560239 ISBN 13: 9780553560237
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0553560239

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Earley, Pete
Published by Bantam
ISBN 10: 0553560239 ISBN 13: 9780553560237
New MASS MARKET PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bantam. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0553560239 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2122109086

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Pete Earley
Published by Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, United States (1995)
ISBN 10: 0553560239 ISBN 13: 9780553560237
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, United States, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 178 x 112 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. An account of life in Leavenworth Prison, based on interviews with inmates and others, describes the lives of a sexual predator, a gang member in for forty-two years, a sociopath in no human contact status, and others. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780553560237

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Earley, Pete
Published by Bantam (1993)
ISBN 10: 0553560239 ISBN 13: 9780553560237
New Mass Market Paperback Quantity Available: 18
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bantam, 1993. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 0553560239

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 5.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Earley, Pete
ISBN 10: 0553560239 ISBN 13: 9780553560237
New Quantity Available: 18
Seller
PBShop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1993. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780553560237

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Earley, Pete
ISBN 10: 0553560239 ISBN 13: 9780553560237
New Mass Market Paperbound Quantity Available: 14
Seller
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mass Market Paperbound. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 1056802

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Earley, Pete
ISBN 10: 0553560239 ISBN 13: 9780553560237
New Softcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller
VNHM SHOP
(Pompano Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Softcover. Book Condition: New. An account of life in Leavenworth Prison, based on interviews with inmates and others, describes the lives of a sexual predator, a gang member in for forty-two years, a sociopath in "no human contact" status, and others. Bookseller Inventory # 112499089

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book