Most of what the public thinks it knows about the people inside prisons — the officers and the inmates — is simplistic and distorted. Correctional officers aren’t brutes; they’re ordinary men and women, doing an ugly job the public chooses to ignore. Similarly, most inmates aren’t monsters; they’re flawed humans who have made mistakes.
“No Place Like Home” takes place during a one-day hostage crisis in a state prison. The protagonist, a prison officer known only as “the Captain” is one of the hostages, and the story, in third-person, is told almost entirely from his point of view. Through flashbacks, the reader learns of the characters’ pasts, and much about the day-to-day routine inside a state prison, which by normal standards is anything but routine. The lives of the characters is expanded upon so the reader knows them as much more than officer and inmates.
My book, from the perspective of “someone who has been there,” brings out both the comedy and tragedy of today’s prisons and the people that work and live in them.
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