Bank Notes: The True Story of the Boonie Hat Bandit has been acquired by a publisher and will be released for purchase in the next three to five months! Soon readers will have this fascinating book, which is more than a crime story, in their hands.
Once the release date is known, information will be posted regarding book signings and other promotional events.
Bank Notes takes readers behind the sensationalized headlines. Find out what would motivate a mild-mannered devoted father of twins to risk everything for a life of crime–a life he would hide for nearly a year. Follow Keith Giammanco through his arrest and the dark corridors of the Missouri criminal justice system. Keith would learn that none of us have protection from Double Jeopardy, and that having a lawyer doesn’t mean he is working for you.
Find out what prison is really like–not the pop culture version we see on television–but the ugly, dysfunctional system that has very little to do with rehabilitating offenders. Seen through the eyes of both an inmate and a staff member, Bank Notes gives a unique insight into a system shrouded in secrecy.
Grassroots activism and legislative reform are shown to be successful, even for topics that are uncomfortable for some to talk about. Prisoners and criminal justice issues don’t make good poster children, and many would think that a conservative state like Missouri wouldn’t be a likely arena for reform. However, on an issue that spans party lines, Missouri is recognizing the need for reform. It is the morally and economically feasible thing to do.
Bank Notes tells the story of one man, but this one story is a wake-up call for everyone. Are we protected by the Constitutional rights we grew up believing we had? Is the system truly geared toward public safety?