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Richard Stratton is the author of the underground cult classic novel, Smack Goddess. He was a writing fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts in 1970. In 1982 he was convicted of conspiracy to import marijuana and hashish and sentenced to twenty-five years in prison. He wrote Smack Goddess while incarcerated. He also became a jailhouse lawyer, had his sentence vacated and was released after serving eight years. In 1989 he was awarded first prize for short fiction in the PEN American Prison Writing contest. His work has been published in Story Magazine, Rolling Stone, High Times, Spin, Newsweek, Penthouse, Esquire and a number of literary quarterlies. He formerly edited Fortune News, the newspaper of the Fortune Society, a non-profit organization which aids prisoners and ex-offenders and advocates for criminal justice reform. He worked as a producer and creative consultant on a number of HBO productions including Prisoners of the War on Drugs, The Execution Machine: Texas Death Row, Thug Life in D.C. and the dramatic prison series, Oz. He is qualified as an expert witness in state and federal courts in the areas of prison violence and prison culture, and has testified in capital prison murder cases in Texas, Oklahoma, Utah and California. He co-wrote and produced Slam, the movie, and co-edited Slam, the book. He is co-producer and co-writer of the feature film Whiteboys, and Executive Producer and show runner for Street Time, a dramatic television series. Richard's most recent novel is "Alterered States of America." He has many works on his slate at the present time. One of which is the film Dog Eat Dog based on the novel by Eddie Bunker. Richard is the director and the screenplay writer. He resides in New York with his wife Antoinette and their son Ivan and his stepdaughter, Bianca. He has three children from a former marriage, Maxx, Dash and Sasha.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Richard Stratton is an award-winning writer and filmmaker. His feature film work includes writing and producing Slam, which won the Grand Jury prize at Sundance and the Camera d'Or at Cannes. Stratton also wrote and produced Whiteboyz for Fox Searchlight. He recently completed an adaptation of the non-fiction bestseller Facing the Wind. His documentary film credits include Prisoners of the War on Drugs, The Execution Machine: Texas Death Row, Thug Life in D.C., which won an Emmy in 1999, and Gladiator Days: Anatomy of a Prison Murder; all produced for the America Undercover series on HBO. He produced Crude, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009 and has won numerous awards around the world including the Peace Prize at the Berlin Film festival in 2010. Stratton was the creator and executive producer of the dramatic TV series Street Time, which aired on Showtime. He wrote and directed The Whole Truth, the Season Two finale of Street Time. His fiction and journalism have appeared in numerous magazines including GQ, Esquire, Details, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Spin, Playboy and Story Magazine. Nation Books published his latest book, Altered States of America: Outlaws and Icons, Hitmakers and Hitmen. Stratton's article, Godfather and Son published in Playboy, won the 2011 New York Press Club Award for Crime Reporting. He appeared as the organized crime expert on the Discovery ID show I Married A Mobster. Stratton resides with his wife Antoinette, son Ivan and stepdaughter Bianca.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (2)

Kim Wozencraft (19 October 1991 - 30 May 2006) (divorced) (3 children)
Antoinette Stratton (? - present) (1 child)

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