Who is better cut out to write about escaping from Maximum Security and being an outlaw than someone who has lived through it all?
Roy Harper has been incarcerated in Mississippi since 1981 for armed robbery. He has gained nationwide notoriety for two highly publicized escapes from a maximum security prison in 1983 and 2000 and for his efforts in the courts to reduce brutality and injustice in American jails.
Harper is the author of SHANK, the story of David “Tool” Roney, an outlaw on the run, a novel of struggle, adventure and the complexities of justice.
Guest post by Chris Roy.
USA // JANUARY 2016