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Dennis Shere

Born: in Cleveland, Ohio
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Dennis Shere has formerly served as an assistant public defender in Kane County, Illinois.

Biography: Dennis Shere is the author of Cain's Redemption, a book about the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Shere graduated from Ohio University in the early 1960s with bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism. He has served as publisher of the Dayton Daily News in Dayton, Ohio, and as general manager of Moody Bible Institute's media operations in Chicago, Illinois.In 2000, Shere chose to pursue a lifelong dream of attending law school. He graduated from the DePaul University College of Law in Chicago and passed the Illinois bar in the summer of 2003.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Dennis Shere on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Cain's redemption :
ISBN: 1881273245 OCLC: 60321839

Northfield Pub., Chicago : ©2005.

"Formerly known as America's bloodiest prison, the 18,000 acres that comprise Louisiana's Angola State Penitentiary are now home to 5,000 inmates, a full range of seasonal crops, a 9-hole golf course, yearly rodeos, a Bible seminary, a museum, and much more. All of this came into being at the behest of Warden Burl Cain, who is now the longest-standing warden in the history of Angola prison. Under his leadership, the inmate population of 5,000 has gone from regular knife fights to Bible studies. Cain is a strong believer in the ability of the gospel to turn the most incorrigible of sinners into productive, moral citizens. Because eight out of ten prisoners are serving life sentences without parole at Angola, Cain has taken upon himself the task of making the lives of these prisoners productive and educational. Through a partnership with New Orleans Baptist Seminary, prisoners have the opportunity to get a bible degree and even be transferred to other prisons as a missionary.The Angola phenomenon has been covered by such media outlets as: Time Magazine, Christianity Today, and in award-winning film documentary The Farm: Angola, USA. Author Dennis Shere combines his background in journalism and law to bring readers this account of redemption and life change in the most unlikely of places: a maximum security prison." -- from the publisher.

  The Last Meal :
ISBN: 9780982300886 OCLC: 723943718

Title Town Pub. LLC, New York : 2010.

It took almost 10 years for investigators to arrest two men for the brutal murders of seven workers in a fast-food restaurant in suburban Chicago. The tragic events captured headlines nationwide. When the arrests finally were made, the evidence against one man was virtually irrefutable. His DNA was found on chicken bones recovered from a trash bin at Brown's Chicken and Pasta; investigators contended that he ate pieces of chicken before killing the victims - the so-called last meal. He confessed, indicating that he got caught up in the moment as he slit the throat of one victim. If someone.