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The warden tells all! "The Big House" is a frightening insiders look at life in a world-famous, maximum-security prison and the first to be told from the wardens perspective. Let Warden James H. Bruton lead you beyond the massive coils of razor ribbon and into the cell blocks of some of Americas most dangerous prisoners. Experience the shocking reality of working everyday with murderers, robbers, rapists, and thieves. Meet the inmates who have killed or maimed and who would take human life in a heartbeat. Who are they, and what are they all about? Walk inside with the Warden to this world of unimaginable ferocity and numbing reality. Experience in graphic detail the grim and sinister realities of prison existence as you come face-to-face with child molesters, predators, drug smugglers, and gang members. Learn the management techniques of controlling the most violent and difficult-to-manage offenders as well as why the staffs approach to treating inmates has made Oak Park Heights supermax prison one of the safest and most secure prisons in existence. About the Author - Jim Bruton was the warden at Oak Park Heights for five years, from 1996-2001. He worked in correctional facilities for 14 years and has 35 years of experience in the field of corrections. He is an adjunct faculty member in Criminal Justice/Sociology at five Twin Cities colleges/universities.

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Often through anecdotes, Bruton (the former warden at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Oaks Park Heights from 1996-2001) provides a description of the operations of a super-maximum-security prison. He emphasizes the techniques of "control and security," but offers a chapter reflecting on the importance of treating inmates with dignity and respect.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Former warden of Oak Park Heights Prison, Jim Bruton, shares his most memorable stories of what life is like inside the world-famous maximum-security prison. A long-time warden at the prison, Bruton includes chilling and gruesome anecdotes about the convicts, explains how he has come to understand the criminal mind, and looks at how the prison was designed and the cutting-edge philosophy behind its operation.

Synopsis:

The warden tells all! "The Big House" is a frightening insiders look at life in a world-famous, maximum-security prison and the first to be told from the wardens perspective. Let Warden James H. Bruton lead you beyond the massive coils of razor ribbon and into the cell blocks of some of Americas most dangerous prisoners. Experience the shocking reality of working everyday with murderers, robbers, rapists, and thieves. Meet the inmates who have killed or maimed and who would take human life in a heartbeat. Who are they, and what are they all about? Walk inside with the Warden to this world of unimaginable ferocity and numbing reality. Experience in graphic detail the grim and sinister realities of prison existence as you come face-to-face with child molesters, predators, drug smugglers, and gang members. Learn the management techniques of controlling the most violent and difficult-to-manage offenders as well as why the staffs approach to treating inmates has made Oak Park Heights supermax prison one of the safest and most secure prisons in existence. About the

About the Author

Jim Bruton spent 35 years in the field of corrections and retired as the warden of Minnesota's maximum-security prison in Oak Park Heights. A member of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers football team from 1965 to 1966, Bruton is the author of several books, including The Big House, A Tradition of Purple, Gopher Glory, and We Love Our Twins. He is also the co-author of Lou Nanne's A Passion to Win and Frank Tarkenton's Every Day Is Game Day. He lives in White Bear Lake, MN.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780896580398
Author:
Warden, James H.
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Author:
Jim Bruton was the warden at Oak Park Heights for five years, from 1996-2001. He worked in correctio
Author:
Bruton, James (Jim) H.
Author:
Warden, Jim Bruton
Author:
Jim Bruton was the warden at Oak Park Heights for five years, from 1996-2001. He worked in correctional facilities for 14 years and has 35 years of experience in the field of corrections. He is an adj
Author:
Bruton, James H.
Author:
Jim Bruton was the warden at Oak Park Heights for five years, from 1996-2001. He worked in correctio
Author:
Bruton, Jim
Location:
Stillwater, MN
Subject:
General
Subject:
Penology
Subject:
Minnesota
Subject:
Corrections
Subject:
Legal System
Subject:
Imprisonment
Subject:
Corrections - Minnesota - Oak Park Heights
Subject:
Imprisonment - Minnesota - Oak Park Heights
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Voyageur American Heritage
Series Volume:
no 23
Publication Date:
20040726
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.24x5.66x.72 in. .87 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by ,
Former warden of Oak Park Heights Prison, Jim Bruton, shares his most memorable stories of what life is like inside the world-famous maximum-security prison. A long-time warden at the prison, Bruton includes chilling and gruesome anecdotes about the convicts, explains how he has come to understand the criminal mind, and looks at how the prison was designed and the cutting-edge philosophy behind its operation.
"Synopsis" by ,
The warden tells all! "The Big House" is a frightening insiders look at life in a world-famous, maximum-security prison and the first to be told from the wardens perspective. Let Warden James H. Bruton lead you beyond the massive coils of razor ribbon and into the cell blocks of some of Americas most dangerous prisoners. Experience the shocking reality of working everyday with murderers, robbers, rapists, and thieves. Meet the inmates who have killed or maimed and who would take human life in a heartbeat. Who are they, and what are they all about? Walk inside with the Warden to this world of unimaginable ferocity and numbing reality. Experience in graphic detail the grim and sinister realities of prison existence as you come face-to-face with child molesters, predators, drug smugglers, and gang members. Learn the management techniques of controlling the most violent and difficult-to-manage offenders as well as why the staffs approach to treating inmates has made Oak Park Heights supermax prison one of the safest and most secure prisons in existence. About the
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