About the Book
Warden is the story of Willett’s thirty-year career in Texas prisons, from his first night as a shotgun-wielding guard to the last man he escorted to the death chamber. He saw first-hand the carnage of the Carrasco hostage crisis. He worked as an internal-affairs investigator, feeling the hot resentment of colleagues as he asked questions about guards’ abuse of prisoners. And he rose to be warden of the Walls Unit, the flagship of the Texas prison system.