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  • A Prison Diary Volume Iby Jeffrey Archer

    Pan Macmillan 2008; US$ 9.93

    '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...

  • 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$ 3.99

    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...

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

    NYU Press 2004; US$ 27.00

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

  • The Politics of Disgustby Ange-Marie Hancock

    NYU Press 2004; US$ 26.00

    Winner of the 2006 Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Organized Section Best First Book Award from the American Political Science Association Winner of the 2006 W.E.B. DuBois Book Award from the National Conference of Black Political Scientists Ange-Marie Hancock argues that longstanding beliefs about poor African American mothers were the foundation... 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...

  • Not Workingby Alejandra Marchevsky; Jeanne Theoharis

    NYU Press 2006; US$ 27.00

    Not Working chronicles the devastating effects of the 1996 welfare reform legislation that ended welfare as we know it. For those who now receive public assistance, ?work? means pleading with supervisors for full-time hours, juggling ever-changing work schedules, and shuffling between dead-end jobs that leave one physically and psychically exhausted.... more...

  • Selling Welfare Reformby Frank Ridzi

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 27.00

    The 1996 Welfare Reform Act promised to end welfare as we knew it. In Selling Welfare Reform , Frank Ridzi uses rich ethnographic detail to examine how new welfare-to-work policies, time limits, and citizenship documentation radically changed welfare, revealing what really goes on at the front lines of the reformed welfare system. Selling Welfare... more...

  • Praxis for the Poorby Sanford F. Schram

    NYU Press 2002; US$ 27.00

    A compelling examination of the careers of Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven as well as Jane Addams demonstrates how politically-active scholarship can contribute to struggles for social justice. more...