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Ben Langston

After working for almost twenty years, Ben Langston received an MFA in writing. He writes about blue-collar dreams and blue-collar handcuffs and how some jobs can be both. Jail Speak is his first book.

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Listed in: Memoir, Law Enforcement

Cover of 'Jail Speak'

Jail Speak
By Ben Langston

When Ben Langston took a guard job at a local prison, it was because there were few other options. Jail Speak is his memoir about working in the incarceration industry.

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