Mark Hewitt’s New Book, "Charles Manson Behind Bars", Tells the True Story of Inmate Willie Mendez’s Dramatic and Emotional Journey of Being Housed Next to Charles Manson

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Mark Hewitt, a true crime author and the editor of "Radians and Inches: in search of the Zodiac," has completed his second book in collaboration with Mendez, "Charles Manson Behind Bars: The Crazy Antics and Amazing Revelations of America’s Icon of Evil."

Published in New York by Page Publishing, Mark Hewitt’s poignant tale transports the reader behind bars with a gripping and potent description of prison life and the interactions of the inmate Guillermo "Willie" Mendez with the infamous icon.

Willie Mendez became institutionalized after repeated violations of the law, including attempted murder and armed robbery. He is serving a sixty-eight year prison sentence.

For the past forty years, Charles Manson has languished in prison for his participation in the Manson family murders of 1969. He is America’s icon of evil, the one who brought down the curtain on the 1960s. He has never been a quiet inmate, however. From his unbridled outbursts of rage to his tender acts of generosity, he makes his presence felt to everyone around him. He inspires awe in other inmates, he cozies up to prison guards who are eager to do him favors, and he is responsible for countless staff transfers within and outside of the institution.

From his initial feelings of contempt toward the aging killer, Willie, nicknamed, "Boxcar," by Manson, traveled to a place of openness and acceptance of the old man’s ideas. Over time, he began to defer more and more to Manson without reservation.

This is a tale of growth and maturity that contains intimate details and shocking jailhouse secrets. Willie shares an insider’s view of Charles Manson, his crazy behavior, his whispered confessions, and his sometimes profound wisdom. "Charlie" speaks openly about his sexuality, shares some details of the Tate and LaBianca murders, and relates his childhood experience of being forced to wear a dress to school.

Readers who wish to experience this chilling work can purchase "Charles Manson Behind Bars" at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

Contact Mark Hewitt through email at Radians(at)Live(dot)com or by phone (707)-548-6479.

For additional information, review copies or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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