The Twin Hells: A Thrilling Narrative of Life in the Kansas and Missouri Penitentiaries

By: Reynolds, John N.

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Thompson & Thomas printing. No date, circa 1900. Ink doodles on rear free endpaper, pages lightly toned. 331 pp. The following pages treat of hell-A Kansas hell and a Missouri hell. Those who desire to peruse works that tell about Heaven only, are urged to drop this book and run. I was an inmate of the Kansas penitentiary for sixteen months, and make mention of what came under my own observation in connection with what I experienced. While an inmate of this prison I occupied cells at various times with convicts who had served terms in the Missouri prison. From these persons I gathered much useful material for my book. After my release I visited the Missouri penitentiary, and verified the statements of those criminals, and gathered additional material from the prison records and the officials. I have written chiefly for the youth of the country, but all ages will be deeply interested in the following pages. A large majority of the convicts are young men from sixteen to twenty-five years of age. They had no idea of the terrible sufferings of a convict life, or they surely would have resisted temptation and kept out of crime.

Title: The Twin Hells: A Thrilling Narrative of Life in the Kansas and Missouri Penitentiaries

Author: Reynolds, John N.

Categories: True Crime, Law & Legal Reform, Biography, Americana,

Publisher: Thompson & Thomas: 1900

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2294669

Keywords: BIOGRAPHY AUTOBIOGRAPHY MEMOIR TRUE CRIME LAW LEGAL REFORM AMERICANA KANSAS MISSOURI PENITENTIARIES,