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- 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...
- 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...
- Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 25.95
A compelling blend of solidarity, civil rights activism, and social research, Prison and Social Death offers a unique look at the American prison and the excessive and unnecessary damage it inflicts on convicts and parolees. Joshua M. Price documents the ?social death? that convicts suffer while incarcerated and afterward, drawing upon hundreds... more...
- 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...
- University of Minnesota Press 1954; US$ 67.50
Much has been written and published about the pressing problems of prison reform, but this book differs from most of the others because it goes more deeply to the heart of the question. The author speaks with the authority of years of experience in the corrections field, yet his analysis and proposals are not only those of an outstanding professional... more...
- International Labour Office 2005; US$ 5.00
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00
This standard commentary is a commentary for practitioners by practitioners and also sufficiently examines the judicature and the academic opinion. The editors and contributors have acquired an abundance of experience with the penal system as practitioners, criminal policy makers, and researchers. The revision of the 5th edition brings this... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 22.00
In this warm, funny, and wise new book, NPR?s award-winning and beloved Scott Simon tells the story of how he and his wife found true love with two tiny strangers from the other side of the world. It?s a book of unforgettable moments: when Scott and Caroline get their first thumb-size pictures of their daughters, when the small girls are placed in... more...