What is it like for a convicted murderer who has spent decades behind bars to suddenly find himself released into a world he barely recognizes? What is it like to start over from nothing? To answer these questions Sabine Heinlein followed the everyday lives and emotional struggles of Angel Ramos and his friends Bruce and Adam—three men convicted of some of society’s most heinous crimes—as they return to the free world.
In the latest episode of the UC Press Podcast, Heinlein discusses how she chose Bruce, Angel, and Adam as subjects, the social function of facilities like the Castle (the halfway house profiled in the book), and the three men’s unexpected strategies for coping with life on the outside.
Listen now: [podcast]https://www.ucpress.edu/content/podcasts/12056.mp3[/podcast]