The Resource A Life in the Balance : the Billy Wayne Sinclair Story, A Journey from Murder to Redemption Inside America's Worst Prison System, (ebook)

A Life in the Balance : the Billy Wayne Sinclair Story, A Journey from Murder to Redemption Inside America's Worst Prison System, (ebook)

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A Life in the Balance : the Billy Wayne Sinclair Story, A Journey from Murder to Redemption Inside America's Worst Prison System
Title
A Life in the Balance
Title remainder
the Billy Wayne Sinclair Story, A Journey from Murder to Redemption Inside America's Worst Prison System
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Language
eng
Summary
Sentenced to death in 1965 at age twenty for an unpremeditated murder during the bungled holdup of a convenience store, Billy Wayne spent his first seven prison years on death row. When the death penalty was abolished, his sentence was life. Three-and-a-half decades later, Billy Wayne is still behind bars-feared by many politicians and prison officials for his well-known incorruptibility and unrelenting crusade for prison reform. This is his memoir. A Life in the Balance begins with an almost unbearable account of his early years-when he was so abused by his father one wonders how he survived-and his "escape" into a crowd of hooligans, which led him to the fateful day in 1965 when he held up the convenience store. His story takes you behind the metal doors of the Angola State Penitentiary to reveal the brutal truth of life inside. Here you will meet Billy Ray, Billy Wayne's blood brother; old Emmitt Henderson, who died of prison neglect; Jamie Parks, a seventeen-year-old kid whose fate was sealed the day he arrived in Angola; Big Mick, who ran drugs in the prison to earn money to put his handicapped sister through college; Wilbert Rideau, Billy Wayne's coeditor on The Angolite; the Dixie Mafia; and Richard Clark Hand, the young lawyer who took on Billy Wayne's case and has been fighting for his release for thirty years
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Midwest
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Sinclair, Billy Wayne
Dewey number
  • 364.15/23/09763
  • 364.152309763
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Sinclair, Billy Wayne
  • Prisoners
  • Prison reformers
  • Prisons
  • Electronic books
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adult
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A Life in the Balance : the Billy Wayne Sinclair Story, A Journey from Murder to Redemption Inside America's Worst Prison System, (ebook)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781628720310
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT12354888
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remote
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MWT12354888
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A Life in the Balance : the Billy Wayne Sinclair Story, A Journey from Murder to Redemption Inside America's Worst Prison System, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781628720310
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12354888
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12354888
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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