Jack Henry Abbott
Summary: convicted murderer and writer whose prison letters to author Norman Mailer were published as the best-selling book In the Belly of the Beast (1981) after Mailer helped the criminal win parole in 1981 while he was in jail for armed robbery and killing another inmate at the time, but who landed back in prison six weeks later for murder.
Cause of Death: Suicide by hanging
Born: January 21, 1944
Died: February 10, 2002
Location: Alden, New York