Gorilla Convict: The Prison Writings of Seth Ferranti is a selected compilation of Seth’s work giving the scoop on street legends, the mafia, prison gangs, hip-hop and hustling and life in the belly of the beast. What makes this collection so unique is that Seth writes his blog and stories from his cell block in the Federal Bureau of Prisons where he has spent nearly two decades in prison. He founded the Gorilla Convict web site from prison and his intriguing and amazing stories have created a large and dedicated audience. This book gives the reader real, raw and in your face stories that have not been written from the mainstream news media point of view. They are written by a man who understands the criminal and convict codes and who lives and resides with the men he writes about in the belly of the beast. This collection of crime, prison and street lore is as inside as you can get. The men Seth writes about don’t grant interviews, but they did with him because he has shared prison time with them and he has their trust.
Seth Ferranti has been buried in the belly of the beast since 1993 serving a 25 year sentence for a first-time, non-violent drug offense. During his incarceration he has taken every opportunity available to prepare himself for his eventual release. To that end he has gotten AA, BA and MA degrees from Penn State, University of Iowa and California State University by correspondence. He has also authored over 500 articles in magazines such as Don Diva, F.E.D.S., and Vice, among others and has authored four true crime books- “Prison Stories”, “Street Legends Vol. 1”, “Street Legends Vol. 2”, and “The Supreme Team: The Birth of Crack and Hip-Hop, Prince’s Reign of Terror and the Supreme/50 Cent Beef Exposed.
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