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With those tensions now but in a very personal way bra the core this book is kind of a road trip they're going up this penitentiary they're doing other nefarious things after fund that trip and they're going to parchman penitentiary which is actually a real place yes tell me about that place and why you chose to put it at the centre this book so parchman prison is the mississippi state prison they used to be called a farmhouse yes it was a pharmaceutical parchment prison farm yeah reason why is because for many decades it was a working plantation basically ninety percent of the inmates who were sent to parliament prison they were all black men um basically there were some there is a very tiny number of black women that were since a parchman and then there was an even tinier you know white male mambi leash in of prisoners and once they were sent there they were worked like they were slaves they're all tortured like they were slaves they were also killed like they were asleep let me the labs were totally expendable numb it is not a working farm i mean you know it's not a were known like you know plantations without now risen yes there are some really colorful characters income from trim or those from history or those from your brain yes and no those are from history i read a book called worse than slavery by david shinsegi um and that book is all about parchment prison and so that's where i found a couple of those characters now the character that sticks with me the most is probably.