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2 Libertarian Papers 1 (2010)

handle is hein.journals/libpa2 and id is 1 raw text is: VOL. 2, ART. No. 1 (2010)

MOUNDSVILLE PENITENTIARY RECONSIDERED:
SECOND THOUGHTS ON HYPERREALITY AT A SMALL
TowN PRISON TOUR
ALLEN MENDENHALL*
I site and lay in my
bed, and hear the words running
throu my had' I think some time's
I mite be dead, but death can't
be this bad.
I sity and lay on my bead, I can
fill the blad running throu my chest
Some time's I'll weak in a swat thinking
It's blood running down my chest, some time I think
It's Hell but Hell can't be this bad...
I was 17 teen wine I did the cnme,
I 19 teen not hafe way throu the time,
I fill the blead runing
throu my chest.
- Cell marking, Moundsville Penitentiaryl
*A former adjunct legal associate with the Cato Institute, Allen Mendenhall
(allenporte@yahoo.com) holds the B.A. in English from Furman University, M.A. in
English from West Virginia University, and J.D. from West Virginia University College of
Law. He is an LL.M. candidate at Temple University Beasley School of Law.
CITE THIS ARTICLE AS: Allen Mendenhall, Moundsville Penitentiary Reconsidered:
Second Thoughts on Hyperreality at a Small Town Prison Tour, Libertarian Papers 2, 1
(2010). ONLINE AT: libertarianpapers.org. THIS ARTICLE IS subject to a Creative Commons
Attribution 3.0 License (creadvecommons.org/licenses).

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