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Reprieve: The Testament of John Resko

John Resko

Published October 23rd 1975
ISBN : 9780837183114
Hardcover
285 pages
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 About the Book 

A remarkably satisfying book by a convicted murderer whose death sentence was commuted in 1932 to life imprisonment. Resko, once a rough kid from the Lower East Side of New York, wrote vividly and, odd as it is seems, entertainingly about the seventeen years he spent as a prisoner in Dannemora, the nearly inaccessible northern Siberia of the New York State prison system. Reskos productivity within the system as an artist and art teacher led outsiders to lobby with eventual success for his release.