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Resource ID: #15724
Subject: Prisons
Source: Esquire Magazine
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Date: Sep-99

Description

A former guard in the Security Housing Unit at Corcoran State Prison in San Joaquin Valley, CA tells of corruption, murder, staged gladiator-like fights bet. prisoners orchestrated by guards, and abuse in one of California's most notorious new prisons. Roscoe Pondexter, a guard and member of the elite prison guard group known as the Sharks, who began his career as a seemingly nice, fair man, becomes known as 'Bonecrusher' for his ability to inflict injury without but not break bones.

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