The Shakedown at Sing Sing

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“This was a poor attempt at Extortion 101—make the mark think he’s done something wrong, something only his money can make right.” John J. Lennon’s work as a prison journalist has garnered him awe, envy, and in July of 2020, a threat on his life. After he had published an article on prison gambling, he was wrongly accused of causing the confiscation of contraband of one of his fellow inmates, who gave him two choices: pay up, or get shivved. An overall fascinating read.
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