In this memoir, author Neil White was leading quite the privileged life as an up and coming magazine publisher when he was sentenced to to 18 months of prison for check kiting, basically drawing checks on insufficient funds. White is sentenced to 18 months in Carville Prison, Louisiana. Carville also happens to be a hospital to a group of patients with Hansen’s disease, more commonly known as leprosy. The author meets quite the cast of characters in prison– from Frank Rangano, the lawyer for Jimmy Hoffa, to Ella Bounds, a patient who has lived at Carville for over sixty years. Humorous at times and poignant at others, I think this book would make a good book discussion book. Read it and find out who the true outcasts were.
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