Prison Life is Different by James A. Johnston Hardcover 1937 Folsom, San Quentin, Alcatraz


Title: Prison Life is Different

Author: James A. Johnston

Description: First Edition (SD). Written by James Johnston (1874-1954), the former warden of both Folsom Prison and San Quentin Prison. He was involved in the design of Alcatraz and served as its first warden from 1934 to 1948. Blue-gray cloth boards. Rubbed; a bit of wear at corners and head and tail of spine. Previous owner's bookplate on front paste down. Library rubber stamp on front and rear free end pages, but no other library indicators. Interior is clean. 8 photographic plates (Warden Johnston, scenes at Folsom and San Quentin). Book has been placed in a clear archival sleeve.

Contents: I Suddenly Become Warden; Hell Breaks Loose; The Human Hyena; Big Breaks and Little Breaks; Fresh Air for Foul; Convicts Tell Me Their Troubles; Warden of Two Prisons--From Folsom to San Quentin; Difficulty of Classifying Criminals; Convicts in Kaleidoscope; Individualization in Treatment; Criminality Overlapped by Insanity; Battered and Bruised Humanity in Need of Repair; Listening to Prisoners; Dope; The Jute Mill; Training for Living; Honor Convicts Build Highways; The Morning Mail; Replacing Ignorance with Knowledge; The Way Parole Works; The Indeterminate Sentence; Old-Time Cases and Modern Types; Mooney, Billings, The McNamara Brothers, and Other Dynamiters; 'Big Bill' - 'Bluebeard' - 'The Confessor' - 'The Count'; Peg Leg Tells How He Operated and How He Was Captured; The Female of the Species; Who are the Lawless?; Innocent Man Shanghaied into Prison; William Jennings Bryan Talks About Opportunity; Experts Study the Prison and Prisoners; Sarah Bernhardt and Other Celebrities Relieve Monotony; Ingenious Plots to Escape; Outside Looking In vs. Inside Looking Out; A Negro Convict Who Was a Good Sport; I Saw Them Die on the Gallows; Train a Child in the Way He Should Go.

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Good+

Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company

Place: Boston

Year: 1937

ISBN: n/a

Language: English

Size: 8 x 5.5 inches.

Pages: 337 pages.

Keywords: Folsom, San Quentin, prison, Alcatraz, California, sociology, criminology,

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