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'A Lorton Prison Project' Exposes Gang Violence And Drug Warfare

'A Lorton Prison Project' Exposes Gang Violence And Drug Warfare

"A Lorton Prison Project" follows four friends that were arrested for a crime of robbery and encounters the Lorton Complex, as they embark upon journeys that extend far beyond what they could ever imagine. Jimmy Black Blango or J.B. is a bright, intuitively smart young man who grew up in the low-income housing projects of Washington, D.C. He lived in the Barry Farms Housing projects at the height of a glorified drug market and in the midst of a culture of the celebrated thug life, gang violence, and mob-style crime.

One day, J.B. got caught up in an operation clean sweep on the streets of Washington, D.C., and was sent down to Lorton to serve his time. From there, his status on the streets of Washington, D.C., were upgraded to include street credits (i.e., the status of lieutenant) for serving a stench at what was once called the most notorious prison on the East Coast, the Lorton Correctional Complex. Now that the prison was mandated by federal law to shut down, the criminal element on the outside decided to bring their drug enterprise on the inside. This in an effort to establish networks that reached beyond the District, and extended to all points targeted south. Yet due to the pending closure of the Lorton Complex and the greed amongst thieves, backstabbing gangbangers, cold-blooded killers, malicious cutthroat staffers, etc., caused the whole scam to blow up. At the end of the day, a nefarious culmination of unsavory conduct caused many elements of the Lorton Complex to suffer its unfortunate demise.

"A Lorton Prison Project" explores the widespread source of poverty and abandonment issues that wreaks havoc throughout the Afro-American community, leading youth to seek gang violence, drug warfare and prison as a source of manhood. It is a fast-paced, high octane, adrenalin filled drama that reviews the dynamics of a criminal justice system that is sorely broken with an array of profound illicit gang activities that becomes commonplace at the Lorton facilities. The story follows four friends that were arrested for a crime of robbery and encounters the Lorton Complex, as they embark upon journeys that extend far beyond what they could ever imagine.

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About the Author

Carolyn Williams has been blessed to work over 27 years in the prison system for both the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and the state of North Carolina Department of Corrections. Her career began in 1986 upon completion of her college studies in Chapel Hill. She is a product of the North Carolina public school system. She graduated from Kinston High School in 1981 and then, graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology. She also completed some graduate studies at Central Michigan University in 2009.

A Lorton Prison Project* by Carolyn Williams
Publication Date: November 26, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 151 pages; 978-1-4931-2002-4
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 151 pages; 978-1-4931-2003-1
e-book; $3.99; 978-1-4931-2004-8

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