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A Reporter on Surviving Leavenworth Prison

Pete Earley spent two years observing life at the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas. He was given complete access to the prisoners, guards, staff, and warden -- on the condition that he did not hold the prison staff responsible for his safety. He writes about prison life in his book, "The Hot House."


Other segments from the episode on November 20, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 20, 1992: Interview with Pete Earley; Interview with George Anastasia; Review of Nat Hentoff's book "Free Speech for Me--But Not for Thee."


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