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Cook County Jail - Barn Boss

Morris Publishing
Category: Book Reviews
Subcategory: Memoirs
Price: $11.95
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THE BARN BOSS. The Cook County Jail Barn Bosses were the toughest, meanest and the most feared inmates in each section of the jail. The Barn Bosses took control of the jail from the jail officers, and ruled with intimidation and violence, which would sometimes result in deadly force used against another inmate or staff member, or whoever got in their way. The Barn Boss and his henchmen had homemade knives, store bought knives, clubs, and all sorts of weapons, and would use them. They had everything but the keys to the outside doors. On March 14, 1968, Sheriff Joe Woods was fed up with the mess, and recruited child psychologist, Winston E. Moore, as Warden and sixteen prison guards from the Illinois Youth Department of Corrections. The leader of the small crew was ex-ranger paratrooper, retired professional fighter, and kick boxer, C. R. English. Their mission was to take control of the jail from the inmates. This would not be an easy task, but you will do best to put your money on English and his crew! This may be a KO in the late rounds, a fight to the finish! Action, drama and suspense from start to finish.

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    Tuffy1395, Fri, 27 Jul 2007 02:27:55 UTC.
    1st review

    Interesting to read about a bygone era of the Cook County Jail in Chicago. Very well written. Easy to read. 125 pages.

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    RAMBO_911, Sun, 11 Jan 2009 01:53:12 UTC.

    Action, Yes, Drama, Yes, Suspense, Maybe, I would have to add Intense, I was There 1970 on, it seemed like a never ending battle at Times but, The Job Got Done! And an Officer will never be Called a Guard at CCDOC , Thats another Whole New Can of Worms Signed, Sealed & Delivered!

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    sirengirl55, Tue, 26 Jul 2011 16:41:40 UTC.

    good book

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    lanier38345, Wed, 07 Mar 2012 03:06:09 UTC.

    I'm reading this book right now and I like it very much.

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