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NCJ Number: 147940 Find in a Library
Title: MONSTER
Author(s): S Shakur
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 398
Sponsoring Agency: Atlantic Monthly Press
New York, NY 10003-0178
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87113-535-3
Sale Source: Atlantic Monthly Press
841 Broadway 4th Fl.
New York, NY 10003-0178
United States of America
Type: Biography
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is the autobiography of a member of the Los Angeles gang, the Crips, and a narrative of the violence and mayhem of everyday life in South Central.
Abstract: At the age of 11, having pumped eight blasts from a sawed-off shotgun into a group of rival gang members, Kody Scott was initiated into the Crips. He soon earned the name of Monster, for acts of brutality and violence that repulsed even fellow gang members. Running the gauntlet of juvenile hall, probationary camp, and Youth Authority, Scott matured as a Crip combat soldier. Locked in solitary confinement at San Quentin, he decided to educate himself and then his fellow prisoners. This ultimately made him even more dangerous, drawing the attention of the authorities and police surveillance. At the time this book was published, he was serving time at Pelican Bay's maximum-security state prison, once again in solitary confinement, this time indefinitely.
Main Term(s): Gangs
Index Term(s): Corrections
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