From radical to 'life of service'
m.philly.com | Mar 7th 2011 3:01 AM By CATHERINE LUCEY
IT'S BEEN 25 years since Susan Rosenberg was arrested in Cherry Hill on a chilly November night as she unloaded 740 pounds of explosives into a U-Haul storage unit.
Rosenberg's 1984 capture by Cherry Hill police marked the culmination of her long journey from student anti-war protester to radical fugitive disguised with an ill-fitting wig.
Sentenced to 58 years in prison, she received the longest sentence ever given at the time for possession of explosives and weapons.
In a new memoir, titled "An American Radical, A Political Prisoner in My Own Country," Rosenberg - who served 16 years before President Bill Clinton commuted her sentence in 2001 - details her life behind bars at a series of grim maximum-security prisons and isolation units.
"I felt compelled to write the book because I really wanted to have a conversation, and with people who were not of that period, about prisons," Rosenberg told the Daily News last week.
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