Author J.M. Fitzmaurice’s new book “Stories from the Old Yard, Book One” is a riveting account of violence and murder at a number of maximum-security US Penitentiaries

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Recent release “Stories from the Old Yard- Book One: The Murders” from Page Publishing author J.M. Fitzmaurice profiles a number of brutal killings that took place at USP Lompoc and several other federal penitentiaries.

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J.M. Fitzmaurice is a retired lieutenant of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, where he served for twenty-seven years at the United States Penitentiary Lompoc, California. Lieutenant Fitz served as a correctional officer, Special Operations team member, operations lieutenant, and gang investigator who investigated over 1,200 cases of prison violence. He has published his new book “Stories from the Old Yard- Book One: The Murders”: a gripping and potent account of life- and death- inside one of America’s maximum security prisons.

In his book “Stories from the Old Yard: Book One, the Murders”, J. M. Fitzmaurice chronicles two decades of brutal murder inside the MAX-custody federal penitentiaries at Lompoc, California, and other Bureau of Prisons facilities. From Lompoc to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and Florence, Colorado, to Marion, Illinois, Fitzmaurice reveals the backstory behind the brutal killings carried out in medieval fashion by deadly prison gangs and ruthless predators on the federal penitentiary circuit. Interlaced with humanity, humor, and compassion, “Stories from the Old Yard” is much more than regurgitated investigative reports—it captures the courage and heroism of the young men and women who risk their lives daily to protect one another and Convict Nation alike! Some of these BOP staff gave their lives in this mission, and Fitzmaurice pays them the tribute they earned by making the ultimate sacrifice! The afterword includes a sneak peek from book two, “More Stories from the Old Yard”!

Published by Page Publishing, J.M. Fitzmaurice’s engrossing book is an eye-opening reflection on prison violence investigated over his twenty-seven-year career with the US Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Readers who wish to experience this illuminating work can purchase “Stories from the Old Yard- Book One: The Murders” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

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