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  • Man who stole the Cyprusby Warwick Hirst

    Rosenberg Publishing 2008; US$ 15.99

    On the evening of 14 August 1829 the government brig Cyprus was sheltering in Recherche Bay on the remote south-east coast of Tasmania when she was captured by eighteen convicts under the leadership of William Swallow, a prisoner for life. Eight years earlier he had stowed away on a ship to England only to be eventually arrested and sent to Hobart... more...

  • Golden Gulagby Ruth Wilson Gilmore

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 28.95

    Since 1980, the number of people in U.S. prisons has increased more than 450%. Despite a crime rate that has been falling steadily for decades, California has led the way in this explosion, with what a state analyst called "the biggest prison building project in the history of the world." Golden Gulag provides the first detailed explanation for that... more...

  • The Kevin Woods Storyby Kevin Woods

    30 Degrees South Publishers 2008; US$ 12.50

    Kevin Woods was sentenced to death in Zimbabwe and jailed for twenty years by Robert Mugabe. For more than five years of his detention he was held in the shadow of Mugabe’s gallows, cut off from the world, naked and in solitary confinement. He had been a senior member of Mugabe’s dreaded Central Intelligence Organization, the CIO, and was... more...

  • Woman in Prisonby Caroline H. Woods

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    In the preface to the fascinating volume Woman in Prison, author Caroline H. Adams explains the chance encounter with a classified advertisement that changed the course of her life. It was a help-wanted ad soliciting applicants for the role of prison matron, a type of female warden who oversees the logistical and housekeeping aspects of running a correctional... more...

  • Systematic Thinking for Social Actionby Alice M. Rivlin; Donna Shalala

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 18.00

    In January 1970 Alice M. Rivlin spoke to an audience at the University of California-Berkeley. The topic was developing a more rational approach to decisionmaking in government. If digital video, YouTube, and TED Talks had been inventions of the 1960s, Rivlin's talk would have been a viral hit. As it was, the resulting book, Systematic Thinking... more...

  • Corrections in the Communityby Edward J. Latessa; Paula Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 84.95

    Corrections in the Community, Sixth Edition, examines the current state of community corrections and proposes an evidence-based approach to making programs more effective. As the U.S. prison system approaches meltdown, options like probation, parole, alternative sentencing, and both residential and non-residential programs in the community continue... more...

  • Crimes of Charityby Konrad Bercovici

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 4.99

    In this thought-provoking volume, author Konrad Bercovici takes an in-depth look at organized charity as it existed in the early twentieth century. Although Bercovici acknowledges that many disadvantaged populations need some sort of assistance to make ends meet, he marshals a series of compelling arguments against the kind of help that fosters dependence... more...

  • Healing for Adults Who Grew Up in Adoption or Foster Careby Renee Wolfs; Kate Eaton; Marlene van Steensel

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015; US$ 24.95

    Positive and practical, this guide is designed to offer older teens and adults a route to recovery from grief and loss after adoption or foster care. more...

  • Leaving Homeby Samantha Koch; David Koch

    Allen & Unwin 2003; US$ 22.71

    A practical guide for anyone leaving home for the first time. more...

  • Health in Prisonsby L. Moeller

    World Health Organization 2007; US$ 40.00

    Based on the experience of many countries in the WHO European Region and the advice of experts, this guide outlines some of the steps prison systems should take to reduce the public health risks from compulsory detention in often unhealthy situations, to care for prisoners in need and to promote the health of prisoners and prison staff. This requires... more...