Kingpin : prisoner of the war on drugs
—Stratton, Richard (Richard H.), author.
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2017
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Captured in the lobby of the Sheraton Senator Hotel at LAX following a fifteen-year run smuggling marijuana and hashish as part of the hippie mafia, Richard Stratton began a new journey. Kingpin tells the story of the eight years that followed, through two federal trials and the underworld of the federal prison system, at a time when it was undergoing unprecedented expansion due to the War on Drugs. Stratton was shipped by bus from LA's notorious Glass House to jails and prisons across the country, a softening process known as diesel therapy. Resisting pressure to falsely implicate his friend and mentor, Norman Mailer, he was convicted in his second trial under the kingpin statute and sentenced to twenty-five years without the possibility of parole.

Item Details
Subjects:
Drug traffic -- United States -- Biography.
Prisoners -- United States -- Biography.
Stratton, Richard (Richard H.)
Genre:
Autobiographies.
Biographies.
ISBN:
9781628727265
1628727268
Description:
289 pages ; 24 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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