In 1993 Rik Scarce was imprisoned for refusing to testify to a federal grand jury about his interviews with animal rights activists who had broken into a research laboratory. This retelling of his incarceration and his ethical stance is a painful, rare glimpse of the jail world, and will be essential reading for those concerned with American criminal justice and civil liberties.
Rik Scarce is the author of two books, Eco-Warriors: Understanding the Radical Environmental Movement (1990) and Fishy Business: Salmon, Biology, and the Social Construction of Nature (2000). He is a professor in the Department of Sociology at Skidmore College, and previously taught at Michigan State University and Montana State University. He has also been a newspaper reporter, worked as an aide to two politicians, and has done research and writing for a consulting firm.
1 Foreword 2 Acknowledgements 3 Cast of Characters and Glossary 4 Chapter 1: A Sense of Justice 5 Chapter 2: Kicking Uncle Sam's Ass 6 Chapter 3: Find Me Some Amendments 7 Chapter 4: The Meaning of Devotion 8 Chapter 5: I'd Gladly Die Right Now 9 Chapter 6: Joint Joints 10 Chapter 7: A Final Rollup 11 Chapter 8: Some Things Do Not Come to Pass 12 About the Author