Behind the Granite Walls

by Jamie Morgan Kane

Biographies & Autobiographies

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An eye-opening, no holds barred account of life behind bars in an American prison.

As recounted in his autobiography, 34 Years in Hell, Isle of Man-born Jamie Morgan Kane was taken to Canada as a child, then sold to an American couple whose adopted child had disappeared. So far, so shocking, with worse to come, for Jamie was sentenced to 30+ years in prison after being persuaded to plead guilty. In the introduction to Behind the Granite Walls, he explains how he came “home to find a corpse in the living room of my young family’s home”, and so his 34 years of hell began.

Telling all about his experiences in US prison, Behind the Granite Walls was written in response to the countless people who all had the same question – what was it really like in prison? With clarity and honesty, that’s exactly what this memoir does. We read of the day-to-day experiences of what Jamie and his fellow inmates did to survive, the violence, the toll on mental health, the relationships formed and lost, and the lessons learned. We also learn the secrets of prison tattoos - what they symbolise, the allegiances they represent. Fascinating stuff.

Often shocking, this answers the question the author intended to with raw candour.

Joanne Owen

Behind the Granite Walls Synopsis

Prison is a word which conjures up different things to the people who hear it. To some, it is a place where people are simply locked away for a period of time, away from society. Others may think it is place where torture, fear, violence and hopelessness are common place, whereas some may think it a place of rehabilitation. Then there are those who believe it is a state of mind.

In the best-selling '34 Years In Hell', author Jamie Morgan Kane told the story of how, after being born on the Isle of Man, he was taken to Canada as a baby and then transported into the United States of America where, at the age of 14, he was sold to an American couple to replace, as he found out many years later, a child they had previously adopted who had mysteriously disappeared. He recounted how he had joined the US military the day he left school in the belief that he was an American citizen; how circumstances persuaded him to plead guilty to a crime he did not commit, and how that had resulted in him being sentenced to prison for more than three decades.

Since then, he has been asked many times: But what was prison really like? This new follow-up book attempts to answer that question.

This is the ultimate guide to what it's like to be behind bars in America. It lays bare the day-to-day existence of prisoners and the hustles they get up to in order to survive. It is a fascinating, sometimes shocking and raw account of life at its most brutal.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781913406493
Publication date: 28th April 2022
Author: Jamie Morgan Kane
Publisher: Mirror Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
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