Prison - From The Inside Out

“American Outlaw is a raw and unapologetic journey into the world of one of Oklahoma’s most notorious inmates. In sincere and colorful language, Jimmy Maxwell conveys the complex, bewildering – and sometimes terrifying – truth of time spent running from the Law.“

“American Outlaw: Price of Pride” is the first book in a non fictional, series on the life of the modern day outlaw Jimmy Maxwell. This autobiographical volume is framed around Jimmy’s MSNBC ‘Lockup’ appearance. “American Outlaw” is a galvanizing adventure of non-stop pulse-pounding action that will take you on a roller-coaster ride through worlds that most people only see on the big screen. Peer through the eyes of Jimmy Maxwell as he takes you behind the violent prison walls and to the top of one of Oklahoma’s most notorious and feared gangs. Be with him when he finally walks out of those cold institutional gates into the free world for the first time in 16 years! And stand with Jimmy – or against him – as the federal marshals go all out… to get him locked back behind them.

You may know him from MSNBC’s Lock Up and the many news accounts of his daring exploits in and out of prison. Soon to be featured on Discovery channel’s “I Almost Got Away With It“. The survivor of 5 different riots, he has escaped incarceration on multiple occasions from prison, jail and reform schools, as well as evading capture from the U.S. Marshals and the States Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force, for months on end. He’s narrowly avoided apprehension and death time and again… from which he now writes books and stories.

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"I rolled a couple of times and landed on a knee. There was no time to wonder if I was hurt or not. My mind was focused on the screeching of the officer’s tires as he was sliding to a stop behind my wrecked motorcycle… Where was my gun!?”

Jimmy Maxwell

American Outlaw: Price of Pride is a galvanizing adventure of non-stop pulse-pounding action that will take you on a roller-coaster ride through worlds that most people only see on the big screen.  From prison escapes, to prison gangs, outlaw bikers, to life on the run from the law. 

Peer through the eyes of Jimmy Maxwell as he takes you behind the violent prison walls and to the top of one of Oklahoma's most notorious and feared gangs. Be with him when he finally walks out of those cold institutional gates into the free world for the first time in 16 years! And stand with Jimmy - or against him - as the federal marshals go all out... to get him locked back behind them.


American Outlaw is the first book in a non fictional, series on the life of the modern day outlaw Jimmy Maxwell. This autobiographical volume is uniquely framed around Jimmy's MSNBC 'Lockup' appearance, which not only brings the reader into the high-octane, adrenaline charged, and often thought provoking life of Jimmy Maxwell, but also how it feels to reveal his successes and failures on camera.


This book contains violence, adult content and language which would not be appropriate for children.

Turning fifteen isn't always easy, sometimes it's a battle just to reach ten. AMERICAN KIDD, is the second volume in the "American Outlaw" series. It is a non-fiction, "coming of age" tale of survival, rebellion, love, adventure, violence, and death. In American Kidd the modern day outlaw, Jimmy Maxwell, takes us back to his very beginnings and carries us with him as he navigates the disturbing memories of his hard-won adolescence. We travel Jimmy's world, living vicariously through him as we once again find ourselves on the rollercoaster ride that was Mr. Maxwell's life. Experience one youthful pulse pounding adventure after another until it culminates in a truly life changing set of events, which is the End of Innocence. This is the formative years of one of Oklahoma's most infamous inmates, outlaw and author Jimmy Maxwell. 

"TANGLE EYE" is a creatively written non-fictional novel providing a front row seat into the intense, thrilling, and ultimately catastrophic world of one of today's most audacious safe-crackers.

Jerry Tangle-Eye Stephenson and his crew prowled the mid-west circumventing the security of American culture's most trusted financial institutions. The bank burglars successfully pull one bank heist after another, playing cat and mouse with the FBI. All goes according to plan until they break...The Golden Rule.

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Got to Taunt the Cops

Season 8, Episode 3

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I (almost) Got Away With it

Got to Taunt the Cops

Season 8, Episode 3

Prison escapee Jimmy Maxwell's volatile nature makes him a menace to authorities every time they corner him.

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LOCKUP - EXTENDED STAY

Tulsa, OK: Extended Stay - No Escape

James Maxwell, who has been in and out of the system for years, not only has to worry about himself, but also his son who is now in a cell just down the hall.

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