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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 13.60

    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...