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Riley captures Wisconsin in "Mandatory Release"

Take a maximum-security prison in northern Wisconsin. Throw in a seriously bitter paraplegic social worker, a Special Education teacher with a tragic past and the incestuous (but entertaining) workings of a small Midwestern town, and you've got Wisconsin author Jess Riley's latest novel, "Mandatory Release," a humorous but poignant account of how we move on from the crises that threaten to cripple us - literally or figuratively.

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