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  • The Hot Houseby Pete Earley

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.99

    An account of life in Leavenworth Prison, based on interviews with inmates and others, describes the lives of a sexual predator, a gang member in for forty-two years, a sociopath in ""no human contact"" status, and others. more...

  • Textbook of Social Administrationby John Poertner; Charles A. Rapp

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 68.95

    Textbook of Social Administration equips social programs managers with the skills they need to produce mutually desired outcomes for their consumers/clients and for their staff. This comprehensive classroom resource is a how-to guide to developing the management abilities needed to maintain an effective client-centered approach by using a social programs... more...

  • Reflections in Prisonby Mac Maharaj

    Random House Struik 2010; US$ 10.00

    In 1976, when he was imprisoned on Robben Island, Nelson Mandela secretly wrote the bulk of his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom. The manuscript was to be smuggled out by fellow prisoner Mac Maharaj, on his release later that year. Maharaj also urged Mandela and other political prisoners to write essays on southern Africa?s political future. These... more...

  • A Turnkey or Notby Tony Levy

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 9.49

    A chance meeting on holiday in Majorca changed Tony Levy’s life forever and launched him into a 25-year career in a job that he never would’ve considered previously: working in Her Majesty’s Prison Service.This book catalogues Tony’s personal experiences of working as a prison officer, from his early days at high-security HMP Pentonville... more...

  • Regulating the Poorby Frances Fox Piven; Richard Cloward

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00

    Historical study of the functions of the relief system in America reveals that its policies are cyclical, expanding in times of civil disorder and contracting once political stability is restored 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...

  • 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...

  • An Expendable Manby Margaret Edds

    NYU Press 2003; US$ 89.00

    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 Virginia... more...

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

    NYU Press 2003; US$ 89.00

    The rate of women entering prison has increased nearly 400 percent since 1980, with African American women constituting the largest percentage of this population. However, despite their extremely disproportional representation in correctional institutions, little attention has been paid to their experiences within the criminal justice system. Inner... more...

  • The Politics of Disgustby Ange-Marie Hancock

    NYU Press 2004; US$ 89.00

    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...