The Invisible Walls of Dannemora

Inside the Infamous Clinton Correctional Facility

Michael H Blaine

This new book reveals the inner workings of this massive prison where the famous prison break occurred in 2015. It is the first look inside at what it was like to work at the Clinton Correctional Facility, its effects on those who spent time there on both sides of the bars, revealing why nobody escapes The Invisible Walls of Dannemora.
Date Published :
May 2020
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781592110438
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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Overview
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The infamous Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, in 2015 became the site of one of the most famous prison breaks in modern American history. However, the conditions that made possible the notorious escape and the massive manhunt that ensued had been developing for many years prior.
Having earned the nickname of “Little Siberia”, the brutal winters contributed to the already depressing façade of the facility. During the long, dark hours, the wind howled outside and sounded like ghosts haunting the halls of the prison.
Dannemora had a proud past. Every employee chose to work there and there was always a transfer list of staff hoping to work there. It was a hard prison for hard criminals. Having housed the likes of mobster Charlie “Lucky” Luciano, “Son of Sam” David Berkowitz, Rappers Tupac Shakur, and Ol’ Dirty Bastard, and countless other infamous criminals, the staff at the Clinton Correctional Facility knew how to handle even the toughest of men.
Like most prisons, Clinton was a place of routine. Each day was very much like day before. It was a big, clunking machine that simply ran each day unless someone in the administration used poor judgement and tried to implement an unsafe change in policy or targeted the wrong staff member.
The author, Michael H. Blaine spent a career at the Clinton Correctional Facility. Having been an Officer, Sergeant, and Lieutenant, his story reveals the changes he observed and what he experienced at each rank he earned. Refusing to compromise his principles and sickened by the downward spiral that Clinton was experiencing, he retired less than 10 1/2 months before the first successful escape at Dannemora on June 6, 2015.
This new book reveals the inner workings of this massive prison. It is the first look inside at what it was like to work at the Clinton Correctional Facility, its effects on those who spent time there on both sides of the bars, revealing why nobody escapes the Invisible Walls of Dannemora.

About The Author
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Michael H. Blaine grew up on his family’s farm in Peru, New York. He left behind his work on the farm and at the local mill to pursue a career in the New York State prison system as a Corrections Officer. He eventually earned the ranks of Sergeant and Lieutenant. At the same time, he rose to become one of the USA’s premier performing Hypnotists. As an author, he documents his experiences within the New York State prison system.

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