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Stop the presses! I want to get off! : a brief history of the Prisoners' digest international / Joseph W. Grant ; edited by Ken Wachsberger.

Stop the presses! I want to get off! : a brief history of the Prisoners' digest international / Joseph W. Grant ; edited by Ken Wachsberger.
Grant, Joseph W.
East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, c2012.


Additional Authors
Wachsberger, Ken.
xxiv, 233 p. : ill.; 26 cm.
Series Statement
Voices from the underground series
Uniform Title
  • Project Muse UPCC books.
  • Voices from the underground series.
  • Grant, Joseph W
  • Journalism, Prison > United States > History > 20th century
  • Prison periodicals > United States > History > 20th century
  • Prisoners > United States > Biography
  • Prisoners > United States > History > 20th century
  • Prisoners' digest international
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Machine generated contents note: Stop the Presses! I Want to Get Off!: A Brief History of the Prisoners' Digest International -- Prisons and Prisons, My Daughters and Sons -- Godless Country Not the Worst Country -- Witnessing and Experiencing Violence -- Cuba: Political Beginnings While Korea Cooks -- Robert "Bobby" Vaughn: Poet of the Revolution -- No Room in the Revolution for Druggies -- Cuba Owned by the U.S. -- Any Prostitutes in Your Family? -- Why Do Poets Have to Carry Guns? -- Case of the Missing Springfield Rifles -- Kicked out of SERTOMA -- Bombed Out, Burned Down, and Charged with the Crime -- How to Pay for a Daily Newspaper -- Behind the Walls -- Unitarian Universalists Turn to Crime for CLF Books -- Unitarian Universalist News Underground and Behind the Walls -- Prison: A Mirror of the Free World -- Prisoners Can Vote ... But! -- Proliferation of Child Abusers -- Rule by Tradition -- "Laying Out My Winter Clothes" -- My Dilemma: Hobby Craft or Jesus -- Buck Naked at the Liquor Store, Minneapolis, Minnesota -- Prison Art Attracts Collector -- Chapel Builder Busy Building Wardens -- Getting Organized on the Cheap -- Hot, Dusty Roads between Prisons -- Community Support Grows for PDI -- First Issue -- Oatmeal and Love: Bringing Kids to the Table -- Law Section Attracts Jailhouse Lawyers; First PDI Generates First Subscribers -- PDI Stops Extradition of Arkansas Escapee -- Success Was Killing Us -- Kids and the Cons -- National Lawyers Guild: "Give the Prisoners Their PDIs" -- Halfway House Like a Home -- "Go Catch a Rabbit" -- Arkansas Escapee Told to "Cool It" -- George Jackson Murdered in San Quentin -- Playboy Kicks in Cash, Boosts Subscriptions -- Attica, NY -- Attica: Racist Inside and Out -- Join Me and Avoid a Massacre -- Forty-Year Aftermath to Attica -- Muslims Accused of Precipitating Attica Riots -- Tom Murton Leads Rally for Escapee -- Subscription Drives inside the Walls -- Women Prisoners Protest -- PDI Ends Innocent Indian Boy's Six Years in Prison -- Thankfully, He Didn't Order 1,000 Subscriptions -- Judge Leo Oxberger Rules for Prisoners -- Birthing at 505 -- Church of the New Song -- On the Road with the PDI -- I Find a Religion and Challenge Contemporary-Prison-Normal -- Creation: The Arts in Prison: The Total Participation Publication -- PDI Buys a College -- Jailhouse Lawyers: That Special Group of Prisoners -- Attica Massacre Remembered -- Dr. Schein's Behavior-Modification Tactics -- Behavior Modification and Eddie Sanchez -- Shiloh Harry Theriault -- Clinton, Iowa, Neighbors Play Hardball with the PDI -- College Is Stormed -- Ghosts on Our Side in Haunted Bulger's Hollow -- They're Coming to Take Us Away, Ha Ha -- Following the Activists into Georgeville -- First Issue of Prisoners' Digest International -- Difficult Existence -- Iowa City "Lynching" of Mike Roe -- Georgeville Project Finds Outside Funding -- Goodbye, 505; Goodbye, PDI -- Chas DuRain, Editorial Artist -- Our Charity Begins in Georgeville -- Prisoner's Death Sparks Protests at Leavenworth -- FBI Visits Georgeville -- Enter Jerry Teterud and Bud Willard for Iowa and the Feds -- Last PDI -- Never a Greater Need -- Into the Future: Rambling Thoughts as I Bring This Story Up to Date -- 9 to 5 -- Georgeville Comrade Has Me Back on the Farm -- Charity -- Off to Arizona -- Meridel -- Cuba -- PDI and CNS Archives -- Afterword / Paul Wright -- Sidebars -- Sidebar 1 Very Zen Garret / Warren Dearden -- Sidebar 2 Sea / Merilea -- Sidebar 3 Drafted into Service at the PDI / Bob Copeland -- Sidebar 4 Iowa Boycott of South African Wines / Joseph W. Grant -- Sidebar 5 Locked into the Locked Up / Rebecca Hensley -- Sidebar 6 Dr. Edgar Schein's List of Behavior-Modifying Tactics -- Sidebar 7 Reflections on Penal Digest International / Steve Levicoff -- Sidebar 8 Out of the University and into the PDI's School of Hard Knocks / Wm. Christopher Corrado.
  • 9781611860610 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 161186061X (pbk. : alk. paper)