Folsom's 93: The Lives and Crimes of Folsom Prison's Executed Men

Folsom s The Lives and Crimes of Folsom Prison s Executed Men From to men were hanged at California s Folsom State Prison and this book is the first to tell all of their stories recounting long forgotten tales of murder and swift justice or some

  • Title: Folsom's 93: The Lives and Crimes of Folsom Prison's Executed Men
  • Author: AprilMoore
  • ISBN: 9781610351720
  • Page: 373
  • Format: Paperback
  • From 1895 to 1937, 93 men were hanged at California s Folsom State Prison, and this book is the first to tell all of their stories, recounting long forgotten tales of murder and swift justice, or sometimes, swift injustice that hanged an innocent man Based on a treasury of historical information that has been hidden from the public for nearly 70 years, the full stories ofFrom 1895 to 1937, 93 men were hanged at California s Folsom State Prison, and this book is the first to tell all of their stories, recounting long forgotten tales of murder and swift justice, or sometimes, swift injustice that hanged an innocent man Based on a treasury of historical information that has been hidden from the public for nearly 70 years, the full stories of these 93 executed men are presented in this collection including their origins, their crimes, the investigations that brought them to justice, their trials, and their deaths at the gallows This wealth of previously unpublished historical detail gives a vivid view of the sociology of early 20th century crime and of the resulting prison life Readers take a trip back in time to the hard boiled early 20th century California that inspired the novels of Dashiell Hammett and countless other crime writers Illustrated throughout with authentic and haunting prison photographs of each of the condemned men, the crimes and punishments of a vanished era are brought into a sharp and realistic light.

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    1. Folsom's 93 is a fascinating book chronicling the stories of the 93 men who were executed in Folsom Prison between 1895 and the final hanging at the prison in 1937.The book is broken down chronologically into seven sections, each encompassing about a five year time span. A brief historical account of what was happening in California during that time period begins each section before moving into the stories of the prisoners.One of the things that makes this book so compelling is the mugshot of ea [...]

    2. Around the turn of the century Folsom prison executed 93 men. This book is a collection of the true stories of the what and why of each guy, written only because of an unexpected find of records in an attic!When you watch the news these days and see what a guilty man gets sentenced, it's a social injustice. 'Life' does not mean life in prison, death sentences get commuted, and prisoners have 'rights'. No so, back in time when that cell door clanged till you were hanged.I can EASILY see see this [...]

    3. [Website: folsoms93.]Does what it says on the tin. 93 convicted murderers you have almost certainly never heard of. The mug shots of all 93 are the best reason to pick up this book if you happen to find it.Some of these 93 men were clearly guilty; some of them were guilty but insane (by 21st century standards); a couple were pretty clearly insane even by early 20th century standards (but were hanged anyway). It's not always easy to tell from Moore's writing whether her account of a given crime i [...]

    4. Folsom's 93: The Lives and Crimes of Folsom Prison's Executed Men by April Moorea book I was very curious about. I have a dark passion for reading and learning about the life of crime.e criminal mind and the history of crime. It's such a fascinating subject that goes on and on and on without end. When I discovered that this book was in existence I wanted it to become a part of my library.It's a very interesting read. The lives of 93 criminalsl a part of the Folsom Prison system. We learn of thei [...]

    5. Folsom's 93 is a great piece of nonfiction story telling. There are 93 stories and each one is told through eye witness accounts, court documents, local news articles and quotes from the prisoners themselves. The writing style of Mrs. Moore transports the reader to the time and place of each event.This was one of the key components that brings this reviewer's rating to a full five stars. The information contained in this fine book is not only an accounting of the lives and crimes of the executed [...]

    6. A fascinating collection of stories behind the mysterious faces of those who didn't live to tell their own tale. The author paid great mind to the research involved in pooling together the inter-weavings of each man's life, crime and history. To further ignite a curious mind, these stories are paired with a mugshot of each prisoner and the details behind the sentences of each of the men hanged at the California's State Prison.

    7. Folsom's 93 is an important piece of prison history for the state of California, a biography of the 93 men who were hung at Folsom before the practice was discontinued, and a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the victims and their families as well as the families of the convicted men. The book is highly readable, and the sidebar historical notes interesting, even to those of us who are not Californians.

    8. Not bad. Not to the fault to the author, but some stories were a little thin due to the lack of records, etc

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