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- Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 54.00
U.S. prisons are highly dangerous places for inmates and prison staff alike. Housing a mix of criminal offenders?from drug abusers to murderers?while ensuring the safety of staff members and protecting the rights of inmates is a complex and daunting challenge undertaken each day in prisons nationwide. That challenge is heightened as more prisoners... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95
This book examines the rise and proliferation of 'Supermaxes', large prisons dedicated to holding prisoners in prolonged and strict solitary confinement, in the United States since the late 1980s. Drawing on unique access to two Supermax prisons and on in-depth interviews with prison officials, prison architects, current and former prisoners, mental... more...
- CQ Press, a Division of SAGE 2009; US$ 138.00
From the late nineteenth century to the present, decisions by the Supreme Court have played a significant role in how American governments, especially at the state level, have carried out the death penalty. With more than 3,400 prisoners, including 118 foreign nationals, now on death rows, the Courts role is not likely to diminish in this area... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00
Convicted criminals are sentenced to jail terms, fines, probation, community service, and sometimes execution. Prison and the Penal System discusses how the justice system deals with criminals in relation to their crimes. It looks at the prison system and its history, discusses relevant social and political issues, and explores concerns of rehabilitation,... more...
- Free Press 2010; US$ 25.00
Life After Life is the haunting and gloriously redemptive tale of Evans D. Hopkins's many lives, a sweeping journey from promising middle-class youth to civil rights militant, from criminal and convict to celebrated writer and enlightened man. Evans D. Hopkins was born during the Jim Crow era in a second-rate, segregated hospital, and educated... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 47.94
In today's dynamic employment scene it is common for professionals to change careers during their working lives. Whether to seek fresh challenges, live a preferred lifestyle, or find a more personally satisfying line of work, more and more people are choosing new and different career paths. Sometimes experienced workers are forced to launch a new... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 95.00
This book addresses the complex issue of incarceration of Latino/as and offers a comprehensive overview of such topics as deportations in historical context, a case study of latino/a resistance to prisons in the 70s, the issues of youth and and girls prisons, and the post incarceration experience. more...
- Encounter Books 2000; US$ 16.95
Arrested in 1960 for being philosophically and religiously opposed to communism, Armando Valladares was interned at Cuba?s infamous Isla de Pinos Prison (from whose barred windows he watched the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion). His life in Castro?s gulag was a hell of violence and disease, putrid food and squalid living conditions, forced labor... more...
- Profile Books 2011; US$ 10.65
In 1961, young, black, eighth-grade dropout Wilbert Rideau despaired of his small-town future in the segregated deep south of America. He set out to rob the local bank and after a bungled robbery he killed the bank teller, a fifty-year-old white female. He was arrested and gave a full confession. When we meet Rideau he has just been sentenced... more...