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  • Welfare Warriorsby Premilla Nadasen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • 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...

  • Prison Policy in Irelandby Mary Rogan

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 55.95

    This book explores how Irish prison policy has come to take on its particular character, with comparatively low prison numbers, significant reliance on short sentences and a policy-making climate in which long periods of neglect are interspersed with bursts of political activity all prominent features. Drawing on the emerging scholarship of policy... 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...

  • America's Disappearedby Rachel Meeropol; Reed Brody; Barbara Olshansky; Michael Ratner; Steven Macpherson Watt

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 12.95

    The confirmation proceedings for Alberto R. Gonzales and Condeleeza Rice, like the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, triggered a national debate about the U.S. government’s controversial treatment of detainees and its practice of torture. At the heart of the debate is the question: Is the United States undermining democracy, freedom, and human rights... more...

  • Better to be Fearedby Sean Bridges

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 13.92

    Better To Be Feared is the true story of a 48-year-old businessman who, having pled guilty to perpetrating a fraud involving a fake business contract, was plunged into the dark world of life inside some of Britain's hardest jails. Never having had any contact with criminal justice previously, Sean Bridges' adjustment to life behind bars... more...

  • Nordic Prison Practice and Policy - Exceptional or Not?by Thomas Ugelvik; Jane Dullum

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 55.95

    Written by leading prison scholars from the Nordic countries†as well as selected researchers from the English-speaking world 'looking in', this book explores and discusses the Nordic jurisdictions as contexts for the specific penal policies and practices that may or may not be described as the 'exception from the rule'. more...

  • Incorrigibleby Velma Demerson

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 85.00

    On a May morning in 1939, eighteen-year-old Velma Demerson and her lover were having breakfast when two police officers arrived to take her away. Her crime was loving a Chinese man, a “crime” that was compounded by her pregnancy and subsequent mixed-race child. Sentenced to a home for wayward girls, Demerson was then transferred (along... more...