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  • Prison and the Penal Systemby Infobase Publishing

    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...

  • Life After Lifeby Evans D. Hopkins

    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...

  • Human Servicesby Scott Gillam

    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...

  • Behind Barsby Suzanne Oboler

    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...

  • Against All Hopeby Armando Valladares

    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...

  • Willow in a Stormby James Peter Taylor; Kathy Murphy Taylor

    Scarletta Press 2007; US$ 10.95

    In this moving memoir, James Peter Taylor invites us to share in the painful and realistic struggles of prison survival, where he lived from age 25 in the 1950s until his release in the mid-1990s. Now an old man, he reflects on how he made it for so many years when many other lifers die in prison. He survives, he believes, not by being a stable, sturdy... more...

  • Depraved and Disorderlyby Joy Damousi

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 34.00

    This innovative book looks at the cultural meanings of aspects of convict women's lives in colonial society. more...

  • Controversial Issues In Prisonsby David Scott; Helen Codd

    McGraw-Hill Education 2010; US$ 44.00

    Controversial Issues in Prisons is a textbook designed to explore eight of the most controversial aspects of imprisonment in England and Wales today. It is primarily a book about the people who are sent to prison and what happens to them when inside. more...

  • The Ambiguous Embraceby Peter L. Berger; Charles L. Glenn

    Princeton University Press 2002; US$ 39.95

    This is a time of far-reaching change and debate in American education and social policy, spurred in part by a rediscovery that civil-society institutions are often better than government at meeting human needs. As Charles Glenn shows in this book, faith-based schools and social agencies have been particularly effective, especially in meeting the... more...

  • The Big House in a Small Townby Eric J. Williams

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 35.00

    The prison boom of the 1980s and 1990s, combined with the recent economic decline, has led to an interesting phenomenon: where towns once fought against becoming the home of a prison, they now fight to land one—even maximum security prisons. Some towns have put together lobbying packages—such as land, utility upgrades, and even cash—to convince corrections... more...