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Sociopaths & Their Lovers…

One of the mysteries that many of us behind the razor-wire continue to marvel at, as I’m sure do many of you out there, is how some folks can be attracted to, even mesmerized by, some of the bad boys in here.

Jack Henry "Rufus" Abbott

Disclosure:  Most of my direct prison experience has been in medium- and minimum-security institutions.  While I did serve an earlier year on a rock-quarry chain-gang, my time in high-security prisons was limited to transfer-holdover situations, and one 4-month period on death-row (as a temporary resident).

One well-documented circumstance involving a “bad boy” was the case of Jack Henry Abbott and his benefactor, the writer Norman Mailer. more…