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  • Underbelly: The Gangland Warby John Silvester; Andrew Rule

    Floradale Productions and Sly Ink 2008; US$ 11.81

    The book behind the hard-hitting TV drama. This is Australia's underbelly…bullet holes and all. more...

  • Prison and the Penal Systemby Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    Convicted criminals are sentenced to jail terms, fines, probation, community service, and sometimes execution. Prison and the Penal System discusses how the justice system deals with criminals in relation to their crimes. It looks at the prison system and its history, discusses relevant social and political issues, and explores concerns of rehabilitation,... more...

  • Life After Lifeby Evans D. Hopkins

    Free Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    Life After Life is the haunting and gloriously redemptive tale of Evans D. Hopkins's many lives, a sweeping journey from promising middle-class youth to civil rights militant, from criminal and convict to celebrated writer and enlightened man. Evans D. Hopkins was born during the Jim Crow era in a second-rate, segregated hospital, and educated... more...

  • Human Servicesby Scott Gillam

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 47.94

    In today's dynamic employment scene it is common for professionals to change careers during their working lives. Whether to seek fresh challenges, live a preferred lifestyle, or find a more personally satisfying line of work, more and more people are choosing new and different career paths. Sometimes experienced workers are forced to launch a new... more...

  • Behind Barsby Suzanne Oboler

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 95.00

    This book addresses the complex issue of incarceration of Latino/as and offers a comprehensive overview of such topics as deportations in historical context, a case study of latino/a resistance to prisons in the 70s, the issues of youth and and girls prisons, and the post incarceration experience. more...

  • The Imprisonment of African American Womenby Catherine Fisher Collins

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 39.95

    One out of every 18 African American women born in the United States can expect to go to jail at some point during her lifetime. There, she will likely be faced with overcrowded living conditions, inadequate health care, and few opportunities for improving her situation upon release. The first edition of this book, published in 1997, reviewed the disproportionate... more...

  • 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...

  • Against All Hopeby Armando Valladares

    Encounter Books 2000; US$ 16.95

    Arrested in 1960 for being philosophically and religiously opposed to communism, Armando Valladares was interned at Cuba?s infamous Isla de Pinos Prison (from whose barred windows he watched the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion). His life in Castro?s gulag was a hell of violence and disease, putrid food and squalid living conditions, forced labor... 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...

  • 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...