Winner of a 2023 IPPY Award!
Twenty to Life: Essays of a man’s journey to change through his incarceration
By David Steece, with photographs by Steaven M. Valley
While serving a twenty-year sentence for murder in the Idaho prison system, Dave Steece underwent a profound transformation. He entered the system as a white supremacist, and became a high ranking gang leader in the prison system, but in 2012, he had a profound revelation that made him question all his beliefs and assumptions — and this led him to renounce racism, and to begin to speak out against hatred.
From Idaho Prison Arts Collective (with our imprint Idaho Insider Press)!
This book began with an exercise in a creative writing class at Idaho State Correctional Institute. The prompt was: Pretend that for the next ten minutes, a magic portal going back in time has opened such that you can write a letter to your 12-year-old self. The results were fascinating, touching, and wildly diverse… And now, you can purchase it!