Since his parents split up, alex has been constantly running from foster homes and institutions, yearning to be with his father, a broken man who cannot give his son the home he desperately needs.
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. But the parole board has decided that he has sufficiently reformed, and it’s time for him to say goodbye. When max reaches the outside world, he finds that freedom doesn’t make anything easier. He received parole, and spent the rest of his life a free man. Based on his own experiences in prison, edward Bunker first drafted No Beast So Fierce in the 1950s, while incarcerated in San Quentin State Prison.
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