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Slugg: A Boy's Life in The Age of Mass Incarceration

Lewis,Tony Jr. & Reeves,K.L. (2015) Slugg: A Boy's Life in the Age of Mass Incarceration. Paperback | Hanover Place Press |
ISBN: 978-0-692-43157-3 | $9.99  |257 Pages

Slugg: A Boy's Life in the Age of Mass Incarceration is a blueprint for survival and a demonstration of the power of love, sacrifice, and service. The son of a Kingpin and the prince of a close-knit crime family, Tony Lewis Jr.'s life took a dramatic turn after his father's arrest in 1989. Washington D.C. stood as the murder capital of the country and Lewis was cast into the heart of the struggle, from a life of stability and riches to one of chaos and poverty. How does one make it in America, battling the breakdown of families, the plague of premature death and the hopelessness of being reviled, isolated, and forgotten? Tony Lewis' astonishing journey answers these questions and offers, for the first time, a close look at the familial residue of America's historic program of mass incarceration – From the back cover of the book

"Tony Lewis Jr could have easily taken up the life of crime by being the son of a Washington D.C. Drug kingpin who is in prison for life, but he decided otherwise. Tony Jr. has travel on the highway many days & nights to visits different family member that  are incarcerated in State or Federal prison but, he was determine not to become a statistic of the jail system!" This book is a MUST Read! Mr.Philly Librarian