Dan Hanks (Daniel Joseph Portley)

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Contra Costa, California, USA
Dan "Danno" Hanks, has a seven-page rap sheet showing more than fifty arrests and three terms in state and federal prisons.

The youngest of ten children, he took to the night streets as a teenager, to avoid the advances of a sexually abusive stepfather. In 1976, while imprisoned at San Quentin, he witnessed a fatal stabbing in the chow line. Two inmates were arguing whether or not one character was sleeping with another on an afternoon soap. Read more...