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Accomplices to the Crime by Tom Murton & Joe Hyams. First Printing. INSCRIBED.

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Accomplices to the Crime by Tom Murton & Joe Hyams. Grove Press. (1969) "First Printing" stated. INSCRIBED: "To:/ Norm & Valerie/ In appreciation of your/ patience, cooperation & efforts/ in my behalf-/ Tom Murton" on the half-title page. Hardcover with dust jacket. DUST JACKET: Light edge wear and edge bumping. On the back panel is an indentation, from somebody having used the book as a writing table. In reflection I can read the word 'Sobel', again an indentation, not an actual writing on the dust jacket. Now protected by a removable mylar dj cover. BOOK: Bumping to the cover tips. There is just a little bit of dust on the top of the page block. Otherwise, no previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. DK20a

"Thomas O. "Tom" Murton (March 15, 1928 – October 10, 1990) was a penologist best known for his wardenship of the prison farms of Arkansas. In 1969, he published an account of the endemic corruption there which created a national scandal, and which was popularized in a fictional version by the (Robert Redford) film Brubaker. He was teaching at Southern Illinois University when he was hired to reform the Arkansas prison system in 1968. He wrote about his experiences there (with co-author Joe Hyams) in Accomplices to the Crime: The Arkansas Prison Scandal, published in 1969 by Grove Press. He was unable to find work in the correctional industry after that, and believed he had been blackballed for his work in Arkansas." - wikipedia