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25 Years Behind Prison Bars by Bill Mills

25 Years Behind Prison Bars

by Bill Mills

Publication: Heinemann, 1960, London

First edition or early reprint? Stiff printed wrappers, 56pp., frontis. Born in Rains County, Texas. Beginning in 1910, at 17 years of age, the author served 5 prison terms in Texas, 1 in Oklahoma, and 1 in the Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia. Mills was convicted of various crimes including horse theft, armed robbery, and counterfeiting. This interesting account gives much detail of the brutality of life in Texas prisons and prison farms. Information of prison breaks in Oklahoma and Texas is also related. Very good. Very scarce.

Inventory Number: 37448

$225.00