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  • The Barlinnie Storyby Robert Jeffrey

    Black & White Publishing 2011; US$ 4.36

    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...

  • 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...

  • An Expendable Manby Margaret Edds

    NYU Press 2003; US$ 22.95

    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...

  • Community Resourcesby Saddleback Educational Publishing; Joanne Suter

    Saddleback Publishing 2012; US$ 19.95

    Highly readable with full-color photographs, this 120-page handbook is great for teaching life skills to a twenty-first century population. The handbook will provide readers a thorough and non-threatening introduction to: Community Resources; Your Taxes at Work; Emergency Assistance; Services for Workers; Services for Citizens. This handbook offers... more...

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

    NYU Press 2004; US$ 22.95

    Interviews with African American women in prison. 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...

  • The Politics of Disgustby Ange-Marie Hancock

    NYU Press 2004; US$ 22.10

    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...

  • Not Workingby Alejandra Marchevsky; Jeanne Theoharis

    NYU Press 2006; US$ 22.95

    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$ 22.95

    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$ 22.95

    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...