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  • A Turnkey or Notby Tony Levy

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 9.49

    A chance meeting on holiday in Majorca changed Tony Levy’s life forever and launched him into a 25-year career in a job that he never would’ve considered previously: working in Her Majesty’s Prison Service.This book catalogues Tony’s personal experiences of working as a prison officer, from his early days at high-security HMP Pentonville... more...

  • Reflections in Prisonby Mac Maharaj

    Random House Struik 2010; US$ 10.00

    In 1976, when he was imprisoned on Robben Island, Nelson Mandela secretly wrote the bulk of his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom. The manuscript was to be smuggled out by fellow prisoner Mac Maharaj, on his release later that year. Maharaj also urged Mandela and other political prisoners to write essays on southern Africa?s political future. These... more...

  • A Prison Diary Volume Iby Jeffrey Archer

    Pan Macmillan 2008; US$ 9.78

    'The sun is shining through the bars of my window on what must be a glorious summer day. I've been incarcerated in a cell five paces by three for twelve and a half hours, and will not be let out again until midday; eighteen and a half hours of solitary confinement. There is a child of seventeen in the cell below me who has been charged with shoplifting... more...

  • Regulating the Poorby Frances Fox Piven; Richard Cloward

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00

    Historical study of the functions of the relief system in America reveals that its policies are cyclical, expanding in times of civil disorder and contracting once political stability is restored more...

  • Bangkok Hard Timeby Jon Cole

    Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd. 2012; US$ 12.99

    It is 1967 Bangkok and teenager Jon Cole, son of a US Green Beret colonel serving in Vietnam, is coming of age in Thailand. Drawn to the underbelly of Bangkok by GIs on R&R from Vietnam, the army brat soon discovers ganja and opium, which leads to a career as an international drug smuggler and jail time inside Bangkok?s notorious prison, the ?Bangkok... more...

  • The Barlinnie Storyby Robert Jeffrey

    Black & White Publishing 2011; US$ 5.99

    Riots, death, retribution and redemption in Scotland's infamous prison. Barlinnie is one of the most notorious prisons in the world and for more than a hundred years it has held Glasgow's toughest and most violent men, swept up from the city streets. Ten men died on its gallows in the infamous Hanging Shed, including serial killer Peter Manuel. It... more...

  • Community Resources Handbookby Carol Staudacher; Susan M. Freese

    Saddleback Educational Publishing 2012; US$ 19.95

    Combining practical content with visual appeal, the 21st Century Lifeskills handbooks read more like a magazine than a book. Highly readable with full-color photographs, a smaller trim size and an eye-popping layout, these 120-page handbooks are great for teaching life skills to a twenty-first century population. The 10 handbooks in this series will... more...

  • Russia’s Penal Colony in the Far Eastby Andrew A. Gentes

    Anthem Press 2009; US$ 130.00

    ‘Russia’s Penal Colony in the Far East: A Translation of Vlas Doroshevich’s “Sakhalin”’ is the first English language translation of the Russian journalist Vlas Doroshevich’s 1903 account of his visit to tsarist Russia’s largest penal colony, Sakhalin, in the north Pacific. more...

  • An Expendable Manby Margaret Edds

    NYU Press 2003; US$ 27.00

    How is it possible for an innocent man to come within nine days of execution? An Expendable Man answers that question through detailed analysis of the case of Earl Washington Jr., a mentally retarded, black farm hand who was convicted of the 1983 rape and murder of a 19-year-old mother of three in Culpeper, Virginia. He spent almost 18 years in... more...

  • Inner Livesby Paula Johnson; Joyce A. Logan; Angela J. Davis

    NYU Press 2004; US$ 27.00

    Interviews with African American women in prison. more...