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Folsom Prison is California,s second-oldest prison, dating back to 1880. In the decades following the Gold Rush, it housed some of the state,s most notorious prisoners in stone, dungeon-like cells behind solid-metal doors; was the first prison with electric power; and for many years provided labor for various state projects, including construction, fabrication, and printing of license plates. Thrust into the public consciousness in the 1960s by high-profile performances from country music,s Johnny Cash, the prison remains a notorious and legendary institution. The variety of offenders housed at Folsom are incarcerated for a large gamut of criminal behavior, and the California Department of Corrections has been dedicated to rehabilitation efforts throughout the facility,s long history.
Praise for The Imperfect Board Member Finally! A book about boards that isn't boring! --Patrick Lencioni, author, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Everyone wins with good governance--countries, corporations, and community groups. In a compelling style like no one before him, Jim Brown helps leaders understand the keys for boardroom excellence. The Imperfect Board Member ought to be required reading for people on every type of board. The great thing is that it won't need to be required--it's such a fun book, every leader will want to read it. --Jim Balsillie, chairman and co-CEO, Research in Motion; chair, Centre for International Governance Innovation I know no board members, myself included, who won't learn valuable lessons from Jim Brown's book The Imperfect Board Member. Don't miss it! --Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One-Minute Manager and The Secret Thanks to Sarbanes-Oxley, boards have become active. The Imperfect Board Member clarifies sharply the lines of what boards need to do and what management needs to do. The time has come for the two groups to work together and yet keep independent. --Ram Charan, coauthor, Execution, and author, Boards That Deliver The Imperfect Board Member by Jim Brown is a highly perceptive, eminently readable, engagingly human book on how boards and directors can improve their performance. In a breezy conversational style that uses dialogue invitingly and often, the author explores with sensitivity and a light touch not only the standard ingredients but also the more subtle nuances of excellence in both corporate and not-for-profit governance. --William A. Dimma, author, Tougher Boards for Tougher Times; chairman, Home Capital Group Inc.
What if, your survival was decided by online voting? On a small Caribbean island Dana Kirsten joins the newest reality TV show: 24/7. For Dana, winning the $2 million prize could mean saving her child's life. But with the country watching her every move, Dana is unknowingly entering a fight for her life - and a conflict that will shake the world . . . Fifteen minutes into the first live broadcast, the host and crew die a ghastly death. The shell-shocked contestants hear a voice echoing from hidden speakers: "e;You've each been infected with a virus lethal in 24 hours without an injection. In 24 hours there will be twelve of you and only eleven injections - 24 hours later there will be eleven of you and only ten injections. "e;Who lives and who dies will be determined by online voting."e; You would never vote for someone to die. But you would vote for someone to live. So who dies in order for your choice can live? "e;Like Crichton on overdrive, Brown's debut is a grabber."e; - Kirkus "e;Fast paced . . . intense . . . impossible-to-put-down."e; - John Katzenbach "e;A finger-burning page-turning . . . the tribe has spoken: 24/7 is a winner."e; - Harlan Coben A thrilling, original mix of action, mystery, and reality TV gone wild, 24/7 will grip readers from the first page to the last, as it builds relentlessly to an explosive finale.