The Five People You'll Meet in Prison

A Memoir of Addiction, Mania & Hope

Brandon M. Stickney

After years of hedonism in the literary life, journalist Brandon M. Stickney is caught in an opiate epidemic drug sting and sentenced to prison. Surrounded by society’s most troubled individuals and hostile guards, Stickney faces his addiction and mental illness behind the razor wire. Searching for answers, he befriends four inmates and a guard who help change his life. Haunted by severe cravings, nights of mania, and threatened by prison’s evils, he clings to hope, learning that recovery is possible, even in the darkest of places. Startling yet humorous, The Five People You’ll Meet in Prison is part memoir, part exposé on the largest of America’s industries: prison. A memorable real-life rendering of the anti-hero’s journey.