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Circle Jerk City by Mark Anthony Given

This very first ever eBook created on Facebook, Twitter and Blogspot simultaneously!, “Real Men, Real Case's, Real Life Heist’s The Dope Feign Shuffle,” the entirely true story Cover to cover, Beginning to end, Word for word, Page to page, Edit to edit, right down to the very last One Wrong Word: Began April 27, 2013 to Present By Mark Anthony Given. 4/27/2013 7:26:07 AM Copyright 2013 All Rights Reserved
 My father carries around the picture of the kid who came with his wallet.
-Rodney Dangerfield

I BUSTED OUT OF every juvenile home they placed me in when I was a kid. Industry, The New York State School for Boys, fifteen miles south of Rochester, New York where my parents were, was the largest juvenile reformatory in the Empire State. I thought of this escape hundreds of times throughout the years as the seminal moment I became bad. Not real bad mind you, but bad none the less. Still thinking I was Matt Helm or James Bond, I plo…

Parchman's Farm by Mark Anthony Given

Oh listen you men, I don't mean no harm If you wanna do good,
you better stay off old Parchman Farm We got to work in the mornin', just at dawn of day
Just at the settin' of the sun, that's when the work is done.
 -Bukka White, Parchman Farm Blues
TURNING OFF HISTORIC HIGHWAY 49, which runs from Memphis to the foot of the Gulf of Mexico at Gulfport, Mississippi, you immediately cross a set of railroad tracks and pass under a big oval sign over a guard shack that says’s MISSISSIPPI STATE PRISON AT PARCHMAN.I was in a van full of felons from various detention centers throughout the Great State of Mississippi and we never even slowed for the guard standing outside the shack looking at us with a look of “You poor bastards!”That’s exactly what it felt like to except I actually felt quite lucky.In another time or another place, three years for getting caught red handed…