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34 Years in Hell
34 Years in Hell

34 Years in Hell

My Time Inside America's Toughest Prisons


306 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $20.95)

Publication Date: April 2020

ISBN 9781912624560

Rights: US & CA

Mirror Books (Apr 2020)

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The story of one wrongly convicted man's 34 years inside

In July 1983 James Morgan Kane returned home in the evening to find a corpse in his living room. Fearing that he would be blamed and sensing that his wife was somehow involved, he wanted to do all to protect his young family. Jamie worked through the night to dispose of the body all the while disbelieving the situation he found himself in. His luck ran out days later as he was arrested and sentenced to 13 years in prison. Jamie entered the U.S. prison system and was to stay there for 34 years with stints in San Quentin, Folsom State Prison and the notorious Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) in California. He would rub shoulders with some of the world's most infamous serial killers such as Charles Manson, Edmund Kemper, Charles Tex Watson and Herbie Mullin as well as gangs such as the Aryan Brotherhood and Mexican cartels. This book tells of his time: locked up with no hope of release, living the brutality of the unforgiving penitentiary system and finding his new purpose in life, as well as tales of his many run-ins with some of the world's most dangerous inmates. 

Author Biography

Jamie Morgan Kane was originally born on the Isle of Man. After his release in 2018, he was deported back to the UK with £5 in his pocket. He is rebuilding his life in his birth country and trying to piece together the puzzle of his life and how he ended up in the U.S. as a young boy in the first place. He spends his time writing and giving talks as well as pursuing wood modeling and art—a passion he developed in prison. One day he plans to travel to the Isle of Man to watch the T3 races.