LOCKupLIT

Pulitzer.biz has access to thousands of stories and ideas that inmates in US prisons are anxious to tell. Some are in a tangible form and others are stories in need of an editor, but all come directly from the convicts themselves. As far as TV drama goes, there is no greatly reality than that of crime. As LockUp Lit episodes get national exposure, those "storytellers" who have yet to come forward may be encouraged to do so. As long as there are stories from behind bars to be told, the longevity of the TV episodic format is guaranteed. Since crime shows and movies are naturally such a draw, revenue will have a good chance of increasing.

Arthur B. Pulitzer currently corresponds with 22+ inmates and former inmates and the number is increasing.  ABP encourages them to tell their “stories of crime”  via short stories and works of non-fiction; in doing so, Pulitzer helps build their self-esteem by fostering the development of a hidden talent, a journey of self-discovery and maybe even the revelation of a modicum of remorse.

What led Pulitzer.biz to this current pursuits?

 In 1980 Pulitzer hired an accountant as a salesman for marketing to high net worth individuals. At one point ABP met his new salesman’s brother for coffee. As they exchanged stories, ABP discovered that “J” was “A Made Man” or “Wiseguy.” He took ABP to mob joints on the Lower East Side, Uptown West Side, and in New Jersey. There he met “bosses,” “under bosses,” etc. He heard their stories about: fixing fights, selling stolen bonds, card games, dice, crooked politicians, scams, and the whole gamut. Most of them are now indicted, in jail or dead. For example, ABP met “The Maniac” who kidnapped Colombians, held them for $50,000 ransom, went to Atlantic City to gamble, lost it all, and then continued more of the same. In another story one boss’ chosen method to kill was an ice pick to his victim’s ear.

A preliminary estimate is that ABP may be able to produce thousands of never before told crime stories.

 WHAT LED THESE CONVICTED FELONS TO A LIFE OF CRIME?

 WHAT WAS THEIR CHILDHOOD LIKE?

WHAT WAS THEIR FIRST "WALK ON THE DARK SIDE?"

WHAT ESCALATED THEIR DECISION TO PURSUE A LIFE OF CRIME?

THEIR STORIES ARE WAITING TO BE TOLD.