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  • 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...

  • In the Place of Justiceby Wilbert Rideau

    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...

  • 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...

  • Mad Bomber Melvilleby Leslie James Pickering

    Arissa Media Group, LLC 2007; US$ 12.99

    A white, working-class revolutionary, Sam Melville?s guerrilla bombings set in motion a flood of armed radical actions across the United States in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Once imprisoned, Melville became a key organizer and a crucial element of the notorious Attica prison riots, uniting prisoners across racial barriers and making the ultimate... more...

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

    Princeton University Press 2002; US$ 37.50

    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...

  • Women Behind Barsby Silja J. A. Talvi

    Seal Press 2007; US$ 15.95

    More and more women—mothers, grandmothers, wives, daughters, and sisters—are doing hard prison time all across the United States. Many of them are facing the prospect of years, decades, even lifetimes behind bars. Oddly, there’s been little public discussion about the dramatic increase of women in the prison system. What exactly is... 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...

  • Casebook for The Foundation: A Great American Secretby Joel L. Fleishman; J. Scott Kohler; Steven Schindler

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 30.00

    Unique in all the world, the American foundation sector has been an engine of social change for more than a century. In this companion volume to The Foundation: A Great American Secret , Joel Fleishman, Scott Kohler, and Steven Schindler explore 100 of the highest-achieving foundation initiatives of all time. Based on a rich array of sources--from... more...

  • Lucasvilleby Staughton Lynd; Mumia Abu Jamal

    PM Press 2011; US$ 16.00

    In telling the story of one of the longest prison uprisings in U.S. history, in which hundreds of inmates seized a major area of an Ohio correctional facility, this chronicle examines the causes of the disturbance, what happened during its 11-day duration, and the fairness of the trials in the aftermath of the rioting. Recounted from the prisoners?... more...