inside the bars / behind the walls prison tome
Murder • Mayhem • Madness
• Macho • Mirth
Poison Weeds is the story of a
young man who goes to prison and manages to survive and grow in the midst of the violence and
insanity that make up a large part of prison life.
Set in a California prison in
the volatile 1960s, the cast of characters is full and rich, the episodes dark and humorous. The
roles are given, the dice are cast, the players are true, change is possible for only one. For the
others, freedom is an illusion. The guards are no freer than the convicts; Warden Quinlan is as
locked to his destiny as inmate Voodoo is to his. Some live, some die, nearly all are devoured by
So come along on a journey with
this colorful little band through the labyrinth of life and death, deceit and dishonor, and the
grim reality of living behind the walls.