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Mitchel P. Roth

Mitchel P. Roth is professor of criminal justice and criminology at Sam Houston State University. The author of more than twenty books, he has appeared or been featured on the Travel Channel, CNN, FOX, Al Jazeera, the History Channel, PBS, and other media programs. He is currently writing a history of the world’s prison gangs.

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Listed in: 20th century · Ohio · American History, Midwest

Cover of 'Fire in the Big House'

Fire in the Big House
America’s Deadliest Prison Disaster
By Mitchel P. Roth

Roth explores the lives of prisoners and others as well as the political and social circumstances of the Ohio Penitentiary Fire in this first comprehensive account of a tragedy whose circumstances—violent unrest, overcrowding, poorly trained and underpaid guards, unsanitary conditions, inadequate food—will be familiar to prison watchdogs today.

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