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My Six Convicts: A Psychologist's Three Years in Fort Leavenworth
My Six Convicts A Psychologist's Three Years in Fort Leavenworth Author:Donald Powell Wilson From the Preface: — Recent events and the passage of time now make it impossible to relate the human story that enlivened my research in drug addiction and criminality at Fort Leavenworth Penitentiary. — Out of deference to my administrators and colleagues whom I held in great respect, and to the prisoners themselves, six of whom comprised my regu... more »lar staff of assistants, I have indulged literary license in the use of names, places and dates...I have attempted simply to recapture the mood and content of what was said as accurately as my memory- and decorum-allow.
This book is not a record of the research project. It is rather a reminiscent impression of the humors, whimsies, and tragedies of my six convict assistants-my world as they saw it and their world as I saw it. Embarrassingly clever,they could have given me no end of trouble. Instead, they bore me a real affection and did me a great service, which I now acknowledge in the writing of this book.