Inside the Crips

Life Inside L.A.'s Most Notorious Gang

Colton Simpson with Ann Pearlman; Foreword by Ice T

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Inside the Crips is a memoir of Colton Simpson's life as a Crip -- beginning at the tender age of ten in the mid 70s -- and his prison turnaround twenty-five years later.

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An excerpt from Inside the Crips describing Colton Simpson’s induction at age 11:
 
“You wit’ it?” Big T asks, but he doesn’t look at me.
            “I’m down,” I tell them, waiting for the discussion of my worthiness and loyalty to begin.
“When I say run, run down the alley and don’t stop,” Smiley orders.
            I take a quick glance down the alley. Only a dim light lends a gloomy vagueness. The telephone poles have disappeared into the sky.

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Colton Simpson with Ann Pearlman; Foreword by Ice T

Colton Simpson is a former Crip who has worked as a promoter for Ice T, Aaron Hall and Guerilla Black.  He has been in and out of prison for over twenty years.
 
Ann Pearlman is the author of GETTING FREE: WOMEN AND PSYCHOTHERAPY, KEEP THE HOME FIRES BURNING and INFIDELITY: A MEMOIR.  She has a private psychotherapy practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she lives.

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Inside the Crips
Life Inside L.A.'s Most Notorious Gang
Colton Simpson with Ann Pearlman; Foreword by Ice T

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
November 2006
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312329303
ISBN10: 031232930X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 352 pages
$16.99

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St. Martin's Press
December 2013
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ISBN: 9781466860995
ISBN10: 1466860995
352 pages
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