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Eight Years in Southern Prisons Deason, Beecher Americana

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Stapled wraps. Approx. 6" x 4.5". 24 pages. Green wraps with title on the front cover. Brown stains to the front cover. The interior text is clean. The author wrote about his experiences in Texas prisons during the 1920s. From page 1. "By giving a true description of prison life and the after effects of prison, I hope to show many young men the utter folly of crime. Anyone not having the experience cannot realize what it means to be a social outcast; to be handicapped in a business way not to mention the loss of precious years of youth that can never be regained. For thirteen years I was a criminal and eight of those years were spent in prison. I started at the age of seventeen and quit when I was thirty one. During that time I was caught and convicted five different times. The crimes committed were burglary, forgery, theft, and two cases of bootlegging whiskey. I was guilty on every count and pled guilty on every count. By so doing I received the lightest sentences and escaped the habitual criminal law." No date or publication provided. On page 24 Beecher Deason gives Henderson, Texas as his home address. OCLC provides a date of 1924 for publication. Scarce. One copy of this work (Southern Methodist University, Degolyer Library) located in OCLC.
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