An American Radical: Order Now
Candid and eloquent, Susan Rosenberg’s powerful memoir is a profound indictment of the U.S. prison system, as she recounts her journey from the impassioned idealism of the 1960s to life as a political prisoner in her own country–and reflects on America’s turbulent coming-of-age over the past half century. Foreword by Kathleen Cleaver, a slavery and human rights expert and senior lecturer in law at Emory Law School. Only $15 inc. shipping, order An American Radical from: Amazon.com, BooksaMillion.com, indieBound (independent bookstores) or your favorite retailer.
An Another Opinion
by Shirley Cloyes
In An American Radical Susan Rosenberg uses her considerable skills as a writer, winning four PEN awards while she was behind bars, to bear witness to the lives of women on the inside. Read more»
"What I was learning in those endless days at the jail was the relentlessness of prison and oppression and the constant abuse of authority as a way of life. To lessen one's expectations about the quality and content of life is a terrible thing. In prison one faces a direct attempt to destroy the human spirit."
Book Excerpt, "Shakedown"
"Step out," they ordered. I was handcuffed and told, "Spread." Read more»
Judge Upholds First Amendment for Political Prisoners
July 17, 1988
Judge Barrington Parker shut down the Lexington HSU isolation unit transfering Susan Rosenberg and Silvia Baraldini into general population. Judge Parker warned prison officials that the First Admendment does not allow them to use ''a prisoner's past political association or personal political beliefs'' as a basis for punishment. Read more»