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Stop the Presses! I Want to Get Off!: A Brief History of the Prisoners’ Digest International
by Joseph W. Grant
edited by Ken Wachsberger
Michigan State University Press, 2012
eISBN: 978-1-60917-346-3 | Paper: 978-1-61186-061-0
Library of Congress Classification HV9468.G7325A3 2012
Dewey Decimal Classification 365.6092

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

The final book in the groundbreaking Voices from the Underground series, Stop the Presses! I Want to Get Off!, is the inspiring, frenetic, funny, sad, always-cash-starved story of Joe Grant, founder and publisher of Prisoners’ Digest International, the most important prisoners’ rights underground newspaper of the Vietnam era. From Grant’s military days in pre-Revolutionary Cuba during the Korean War, to his time as publisher of a pro-union newspaper in Cedar Rapids and his eventual imprisonment in Leavenworth, Kansas, Grant’s personal history is a testament to the power of courage under duress. One of the more notorious federal penitentiaries in the nation, Leavenworth inspired Grant to found PDI in an effort to bring hope to prisoners and their families nationwide.



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