MY SIX CONVICTS A Psychologist's Three Years in Fort Leavenworth.

Author: Wilson (Donald Powell)
Year: 1951
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton.
Edition Details: 1st UK edn.
Book Condition: G+
Price: 5.00
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Hardback, 1st UK edition. As a young professor of psychology, the author was sent to one of the biggest prisons in America, to investigate the connection between drug addiction and criminality. The 6 convicts in the title were not his patients, they were his assistants. A strangely mixed bunch: Connie the safe-blower; Punch Pinero a gangster; Gibbs a car thief; Ross a forger; Scott who had taken the blame for someone else's crime and King a counterfeiter. Before long they were conducting psychological tests, keeping the records and maintaining discipline. In return, Dr. Wilson not only won devotion but found that their new responsibility was having a remarkable effect upon his 'boys'. 335pp. 8vo. h/back. Browned edges, sl. damage to head/tail of sp., shelf-worn. G+

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