The author shares life in the prison system from the perspective of a prison guard in Kentucky. Palmer does a nice job of overviewing the prison system for those having no experience with it, but not to the point of boredom. As he describes the gestalt of the job, to include prisoners, staff, culture, building, etc, he throws in experiences and stories. His humor comes out at times, with a balance of reality, emotion, duty to the position and professionalism. Unlike many books that try to show you how much the writer knows, Palmer takes the time to relate life behind the bars in a more conversational and understandable manner. The pages educate and entertain. Even to the most casual of readers, one gets Palmer knows what he is talking about.
I have to say that this is a quick read, and one that I basically could not put down till I finished it. Thanks for the autographed copy, and good luck on your second installment.