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Publisher Description

A stark and honest memoir of thirty-five years spent in Canada’s prison system.

Born and raised in Toronto’s Regent Park, Edward Hertrich left high school in grade eleven to start working. A year later, he started dealing drugs in earnest, beginning a criminal career that resulted in him being incarcerated for thirty-five of his next forty years.

In Wasted Time, Hertrich describes his time behind bars. Once considered a serious threat to public safety, he spent much of his time at Millhaven Institution, a maximum-security prison that housed four hundred of Canada’s most dangerous inmates, including murderers, bank robbers, and gang members, as well as — for most of his stay there — a gang of sadistic guards.

Biographies & Memoirs
February 9
Dundurn Press Limited

Customer Reviews

Tammielh ,

I Absolutely Loved This Book!

If you enjoy reading true crime stories & events or maybe know someone headed down the wrong path, this book is a must read.
An extremely well written book detailing one mans Trials & Tribulations during 35 years of incarceration in Canada’s prison/penitentiary system. A huge eye opener as to what happens inside our prison system & how easy it is to get caught up in a criminal lifestyle. A must read for anyone thinking about or possibly caught up in a criminal lifestyle. If this book don’t deter you, then you & your families are in for a much harder time in life & a good chance that there will be a lot of “Wasted Time” in your future as well. That is, if your lucky enough to make it out ALIVE like Mr. Hertrich did.
I couldn’t put this book down & was left wanting to know more!
I will be waiting patiently to read his next book 😀