Monday, October 22, 2012

Best Selling Crime Author Glenn Langohr to Speak at UC Irvine About Solitary Confinement in Prison

Glenn Langohr spent over 10 years in prison on drug charges, with 4 of those years in solitary confinement. While locked down and writing novels, David Hocking, a Pastor from Hope For Today started writing him. David Hocking helped Glenn with instructional publishing guides that helped him further his writing career from behind bars. When released in 2008, Glenn Langohr published his first novel Roll Call. "A harrowing, down-and-dirty depiction--sometimes reminiscent of Steven Soderbergh's Traffic--of America's war on drugs, by former dealer and California artist Langohr. Locked up for a decade on drugs charges and immersed in both philosophical tomes and modern pulp thrillers, Langohr penned Roll Call, a light fictionalization of his troubled life. "I went from obsessively pacing my cell and wondering and worrying about how I was actually going to get my attorney to defend me, and how many years this sentence would bring," writes Langohr in an afterword, "to realizing that if I find a way to write what's in my head, I can find a way out of this hole I had put myself in!" A vivid, clamorous account of the war on drugs. --Kirkus Discoveries, Nielsen Business Media, 770 Broadway, N.Y Yk

Glenn Langohr has published 7 more books and has been interviewed on the radio 4 times. On Oct. 30 at 3 pm he is speaking to 100 students in Professor Keramet's Criminal Justice class about solitary confinement and how it intersects with the 8th Amendment as it related to cruel and unusual punishment.

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