Many years ago In the Belly of the Beast was written by Jack Henry Abbott, a recurrent prisoner. He wrote about his experiences which led to his life of incarceration. He described his life in the belly of the beast, the beast being the penile system. The stories in this book are glimpses into that belly. It is a place populated by familiar and unfamiliar characters. The other side of the law is an interesting place. It is a place populated with individuals living lives in parallel with the free world. What is imperative to understand is these individuals share a world that may be totally dissimilar in its ways of living. In the end, though, there is a thread of humanity that binds us all together. Only a fine line separates us from the other side of the law.