Author Richard Thomas Blum Jr.’s new book “Gracin Knowles: A Dystopian Solution” is an allegorical tale about drastic prison reform in light of societal deterioration

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Recent release “Gracin Knowles: A Dystopian Solution” from Page Publishing author Richard Thomas Blum Jr. is an allegorical short story about the opening of a new prison in New York, Gracin Knowles, that uses advanced robotic technology to impose harsh restrictions on the prisoners to facilitate much-needed societal rehabilitation.

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Richard Thomas Blum Jr., a retired and disabled Vietnam veteran, has completed his new book “Gracin Knowles: A Dystopian Solution”: a gripping and potent allegory for restoring the breakdown of societal norms through prison reform.

Published by Page Publishing, Richard Thomas Blum Jr.’s meaningful tale follows the opening of a new prison, Gracin Knowles, in New York in light of ineffective and overpopulated prisons, high crime rates, and general societal unrest. This new prison system uses advanced robotic technology to enforce strict restrictions on its inmates, limiting talking, interpersonal interaction, and general independence. This is the system that was developed to best meet the needs of a decaying society overrun with crime, religious marginalization, and other societal norms.

This new prison’s mechanics are primarily told through the lens of an inmate, Ben, who is among the first to be incarcerated at this revolutionary institution. Through the use of substantial virtual-reality technology, Ben is exposed to the truth of what his rehabilitation entails. When a society is in turmoil and needs rebuilding in order to survive and advance, dire action is needed to remedy the situation, even if it comes at the price of limiting the rights of some of its citizens.

Readers who wish to experience this potent work can purchase “Gracin Knowles: A Dystopian Solution” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

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