New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1973. Hardcover. 283p., very good first edition in openweave cloth boards titled black and ruled in red, and a lightly-worn dj with spine still bright red and black; 1 inch tear on rear panel near spine (tear is closed but a little rough), price intact ($6.95) but bottom flap corner clipped (possibly as issued).
Basis of the Dustin Hoffman film "Straight Time" and a must-read for poets and writers wishing to glimpse that Transgressive Outsider character they will never really become.
San Quentin forger and thief Bunker writes persuasively about a) Los Angeles b) killing a cop c) escaping free to Europe.