Patrick Middleton is the first and only prisoner in America to earn all his higher degrees, including a Ph.D in Education,within a classroom setting all while incarcerated with a life sentence without parole. In his forty plus years of incarceration, he has received numerous academic awards and accolades. In 1989, he was awarded “Outstanding Student of the Year” accolades from the Pennsylvania Association for Adults in Continuing Education. In 1990 he was the recipient of two Congressional citations for outstanding academic achievement. During his eleven year tenure as a student at the University of Pittsburgh, Patrick earned many scholarships and teaching awards; was accepted into the prestigious honor fraternity Phi Eta Sigma, taught and lectured undergraduate students; paid room and board to the Department of Corrections from his teaching stipends; and conducted and published research reports with his professors and colleagues. He is the coauthor of three college textbooks, the sole author of a memoir, INCORRIGIBLE and a self-help book, HEALING OUR IMPRISONED MINDS which is used in several state correctional facilities throughout the country.
Both books are available in paperback form through Infinity Publishing and Amazon.
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Set in Pittsburgh's notorious Riverside Penitentiary, this coming-of-age story follows the life of young Oliver Priddy as the combined forces of blackmail, violence, harsh prison conditions and a beautiful college professor converge on him and turn his ivy league prison upside down.
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