First Edition in dustjacket identical with the first but for 75 cent price and plug at lower front flap stating that "the issuance of this new edition at reduced price is made possible by (a) use of the same plates made for the original Edition. (b) acceptance by the author of a reduced royalty". A gripping expose of female prisons and the abuse of the convicts as well as cases of lesbianism and narcotics use by the co-author of I am a Fugitive from a Georgia Chain Gang. Burns first garnered fame from the book and film of his brother's life as featured in "I Am A Fugitive From A Georgia Chain Gang". A scarce companion piece especially so inscribed and signed by Burns at front free endpaper in 1940. "The book itself is a commentary on the blindness and ignorance and cupidity from which spring the black records of our American prison systems. Not only the chain gangs of the South or the prison pens of the West, but now the penitentiaries of the East are revealed as holes in hell." Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, centimeter chip at lower spine end, few edge nicks and modest wear.
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