Brushy Mountain

Maximum Security

From James Earl Ray, the infamous convicted murderer of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, to heinous serial killers, violent rapists, and scores of other sociopathic felons, Brushy Mountain Penitentiary housed many of the most dangerous prisoners in the United States.

jambus

5 out of 5 stars 

If you liked the movie Brubaker starring Robert Redford

October 6, 2016

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If you liked the movie Brubaker starring Robert Redford, you will love Brushy Mountain Maximum Security. The author narrates how it is to serve as a counselor behind the walls of this Tennessee Prison. Encounters with notorious criminals, including the legendary James Earl Ray (alleged killer of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) prove to be insightful and on some occasions humorous. Profanity is very much a part of the story line and the dialogue would be less impactful without it and would diminish the realities associated with the interactions between the parties. The book is an easy read and much is revealed regarding how many of the prisoners ended up incarcerated. The narrator proves to be compassionate and caring counselor who overcame an environment of distrust to win the confidence of some of these hardened criminals. The reader will discover that his insights proved to be invaluable to the administration at Brushy. Kudos to George Reischling.

traildonk

5 out of 5 stars

Enlightening

August 23, 2018

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I never knew about some of the things that went on in a so-called "Maximum Security" prison. This was a short book, but packed full of stories, people and incidents that, to me seem unnecessary and very risky in some situations. George did a good job revealing, what seemed to be, an un-biased description of a rather strange community behind the prison walls.

Eric

5 out of 5 stars

Great read!

July 14, 2016

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Fantastic book. It's very interesting to see what maximum security prisons are like from the perspective of someone who was actually working there. This is a great, un-biased account and an awesome read! I would recommend it to anyone. Great job, George! I would highly recommend it!

Raymond M. Williams

5 out of 5 stars

Five Stars

June 6, 2016

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Written from a person who has first hand knowledge of Brushy Mountain. Well Done.
Raymond M. Williams

Raymond M. Williams

5 out of 5 stars

Five Stars

June 6, 2016

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Written from a person who has first hand knowledge of Brushy Mountain. Well Done.
Raymond M. Williams

barry

5 out of 5 stars

A good adventure filled with very interesting characters showing a side ...

May 28, 2016

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A good adventure filled with very interesting characters showing a side of prison that we have seldom read about.