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One of 2023's Must Read Memoirs of an Ex-Convict is Bullied Behind Bars by Matthew Melvin

By: Newsfile

San Francisco, California--(Newsfile Corp. - August 7, 2023) -  Author Matthew Melvin continues to fascinate readers with his tell-all memoir, Bullied Behind Bars: A Gay Christian Trump Supporter Goes to Prison. This captivating firsthand account of life in prison highlights the flaws of the criminal justice system and how life behind bars can be unfairly cruel simply for holding personal beliefs that are not in line with others. Aside from supporting freedom of speech, Melvin hopes that his story can serve as a deterrent to anyone considering criminal acts.

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Book cover of Bullied Behind Bars

Bullied Behind Bars is an unforgettable memoir that chronicles Melvin's life from a lonely childhood through his time in federal prison for attempting to sell a stolen car. Along the way, he delves into the experience of feeling misunderstood because of his adult autism diagnosis and his religious and political beliefs. With honesty and transparency, Melvin reveals the hard truths he learned in prison and how the time he spent incarcerated allowed him to emerge as a better person.

Although Melvin's story will be particularly appealing to anyone who has spent time in prison, this riveting memoir is a powerful read for any fan of authentic stories. Written while the author was serving time in seven federal institutions, Bullied Behind Bars shows the personal growth of an ordinary person trapped in the toxic web of American mass incarceration.

Reviewers applaud Bullied Behind Bars, describing Melvin's work as an intriguing story of daily life in prison that showcases how they unfairly target specific individuals. Melvin hopes that his memoir will remind readers how even a single decision can have life-changing consequences for better or worse.

Bullied Behind Bars: A Gay Christian Trump Supporter Goes to Prison is available for purchase on

Matthew Melvin is an author and advocate for prison reform. After feeling short changed at his job as a car salesman, he stole a car and attempted to sell it. He served 18 months in prison where he was bullied for his sexual orientation, religion, and political affiliation, in a country where everyone should have the freedom of speech and expression. Upon his release, Melvin turned to writing to share his story with the world.

Charlotte Simmons
Dabb Media

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