Nobody wants a lawyer on their yard. So begins The Firehouse Journals, the daily experiences of a disbarred lawyer serving his sentence inside a fire station staffed by prison inmates.
Uniquely different from other prison memoirs, the author had access to all areas of the prison. The reader becomes intimately acquainted with the prison inhabitants’ daily routines and dysfunctions. See things which have been intentionally concealed from public view until now in a way which will challenge many of the myths surrounding a prison system focused on punishment and not rehabilitation.
100% of the royalties go to The Papillon Foundation, so if you know someone inside prison, care about the waste of lives and tax dollars on incarceration, or just want to know why prisons are a failure, you should get this book.
Go on prison emergency calls, meet the inmates and staff, and see the inside workings of a prison where you will experience the routine violence and inhumanity of modern prison culture as seen through the eyes of a firefighter responding to emergency calls throughout the prison and beyond. It’s about prison guards, how prisons really operate and why punishment does nothing to prevent crime.
From the bus ride to prison in the Grey Ghost to hitting the gate two years later, journey to Planet Wasco and be part of the daily struggle to survive and avoid the Knuckle Draggers.
The Firehouse Journals, a novel by Alan Courtney, is available as an e-book, a paperback and there’s a free PDF copy posted at The Prison Foundation website.
About The Author
Alan Courtney practiced law for 28 years when his world was turned upside-down. In 2008, he was sent to a California state prison to serve a 64 month sentence where he wrote letters home to his wife every day.
Those letters are the inspiration for The Firehouse Journals, with all proceeds going to The Papillon Foundation to further its goals.
Alan has been out of prison for several years and now lives in Creston, California, with his wife, Nina.