Bad: The Autobiography of James Carr

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by James Carr

Three Rooms Press

4/12/2016, paperback

SKU: 9781941110386


An unapologetic, brutal memoir from notorious 60s career criminal and Black Panther James Carr. BAD covers Carr's life from his first arrest for burning down his school at age 10, through merciless stints in San Quentin, where he shared a cell with famed Soledad Brother George Jackson, through his tragic post-incarceration murder in San Jose in 1972. A savage indictment of the American penal system, this classic release has new significance as part of a growing, urgent demand for prison reform.


"Not for the faint of heart, Bad: The Autobiography of James Carr depicts just how impossible escaping the cycle of systemic violence really can become." -- Bustle

"An inside look at late fifties/early sixties inner city LA street gangs . . . Learn about Carr's lifelong friendship with Soledad Brother and prison reform leader George Jackson . . . A view inside Soledad and San Quentin that is neither romanticized nor sensationalized. . . . amazing and insightful." -- Razorcake

About the Author:

James Carr evolved from being one of the most notorious rebels in the California penal system of the 50s and 60s as leader of the infamous Wolf Pack to a comrade of famed Soledad Brother George Jackson and early member of the Black Panthers. Carr was murdered on April 6th, 1972 outside his home in San Jose, CA.