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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00
In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00
In 1982, Sister Helen Prejean became the spiritual advisor to Patrick Sonnier, the convicted killer of two teenagers who was sentenced to die in the electric chair of Louisiana?s Angola State Prison. In the months before Sonnier?s death, the Roman Catholic nun came to know a man who was as terrified as he had once been terrifying. She also came to... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2002; US$ 23.00
A memoir of astonishing power?the true story of a middle-class, middle-aged man who fell into the Inferno of the American prison system, and what he has to do to survive. It is your worst nightmare. You wake up in an 8' x 6' concrete-and-steel cell designated "Suicide Watch #3." The cell is real. Jimmy Lerner, formerly a suburban husband and father,... more...
- Princeton University Press 1993; US$ 40.50
Assuming that "marginal" citizens cannot govern their own lives, proponents of the therapeutic state urge casework intervention to reshape the attitudes and behaviors of those who live outside the social mainstream. Thus the victims of poverty, delinquency, family violence, and other problems are to be "normalized." But "normalize," to Andrew Polsky,... more...
Legal Executions After Statehood in North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Washington and OregonMcFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 95.00
This reference work chronicles all legal executions performed in seven western states, from the date each attained statehood to December 31, 2010. Entries are divided into sections by state then arranged chronologically by date of execution. Each entry includes a biographical sketch of the condemned, and details of the crime, trial and execution of... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 18.17
In 1987, 17-year old Niromi de Soyza shocked her middle-class Sri Lankan family by joining the Tamil Tigers. Equipped with a rifle and cyanide capsule she was one of the rebels' first female soldiers. Now married and living in suburban Sydney, this is her story of her time as a guerrilla. 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...