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  • Mad Bomber Melvilleby Leslie James Pickering

    Arissa Media Group, LLC 2007; US$ 12.99

    A white, working-class revolutionary, Sam Melville?s guerrilla bombings set in motion a flood of armed radical actions across the United States in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Once imprisoned, Melville became a key organizer and a crucial element of the notorious Attica prison riots, uniting prisoners across racial barriers and making the ultimate... more...

  • The Ambiguous Embraceby Charles L. Glenn; Peter L. Berger

    Princeton University Press 2002; US$ 37.50

    This is a time of far-reaching change and debate in American education and social policy, spurred in part by a rediscovery that civil-society institutions are often better than government at meeting human needs. As Charles Glenn shows in this book, faith-based schools and social agencies have been particularly effective, especially in meeting the... 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...

  • Casebook for The Foundation: A Great American Secretby Joel L. Fleishman; J. Scott Kohler; Steven Schindler

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 30.00

    Unique in all the world, the American foundation sector has been an engine of social change for more than a century. In this companion volume to The Foundation: A Great American Secret , Joel Fleishman, Scott Kohler, and Steven Schindler explore 100 of the highest-achieving foundation initiatives of all time. Based on a rich array of sources--from... more...

  • Lucasvilleby Staughton Lynd; Mumia Abu Jamal

    PM Press 2011; US$ 16.00

    In telling the story of one of the longest prison uprisings in U.S. history, in which hundreds of inmates seized a major area of an Ohio correctional facility, this chronicle examines the causes of the disturbance, what happened during its 11-day duration, and the fairness of the trials in the aftermath of the rioting. Recounted from the prisoners?... 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$ 14.53

    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...

  • Penal Exceptionalism?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...