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  • Origins Of The Gulagby Michael Jakobson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    A vast network of prison camps was an essential part of the Stalinist system. Conditions in the camps were brutal, life expectancy short. At their peak, they housed millions, and hardly an individual in the Soviet Union remained untouched by their tentacles. Michael Jakobson's is the first study to examine the most crucial period in the history of... more...

  • Prison Management, Prison Workers, and Prison Theoryby Stephen C. McGuinn

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    Stephen C. McGuinn develops a conception of prison infrastructure and policy to explore how workers and administrators are essential in the development of prison culture. This study provides insight for those interested in criminology, criminal justice, prison theory and reform, policy studies, and labor studies. more...

  • Locked Down, Locked Outby Maya Schenwar

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2014; US$ 18.95

    Through the stories of prisoners and their families, including her own family?s experiences, Maya Schenwar shows how the institution that locks up 2.3 million Americans and decimates poor communities of color is shredding the ties that, if nurtured, could foster real collective safety. As she vividly depicts here, incarceration takes away the very... more...

  • A World of Givingby Patricia L Rosenfield

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 60.00

    The age of international philanthropy is upon us. Today, many of America?s most prominent foundations support institutions or programs abroad, but few have been active on the global stage for as long as Carnegie Corporation of New York. A World of Giving provides a thorough, objective examination of the international activities of Carnegie Corporation,... more...

  • Banged Up!by David Leslie

    Black & White Publishing 2014; US$ 5.82

    Britain?s prisons have dealt with a vast range of inmates over the years – from infamous criminals to celebrities to the wrongfully convicted. Banged Up now tells the story of six of Britain?s most notorious jails – Durham, Wandsworth, Pentonville, Wormwood Scrubs, Dartmoor and Holloway – and of the men and women who entered their gates, sometimes... more...

  • Mean Lives, Mean Lawsby Susan F. Sharp; Juanita Ortiz

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 25.95

     Oklahoma has long held the dubious honor of having the highest female incarceration rate in the country, nearly twice the national average. In this compelling new book, sociologist Susan Sharp sets out to discover just what has gone so wrong in the state of Oklahoma?and what that might tell us about trends in female incarceration nationwide. The... more...

  • Rethinking Prison Reentryby Tony Gaskew

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    Gaskew presents a prison-based education designed to address a prevalent racial politics of shaming, self-segregation, and transgenerational learned-helplessness. He explores the Black counter-culture of crime and tasks incarcerated Black men to draw upon the strength of their cultural privilege to transform from criminal offender into student. more...

  • The Politics of Abolition Revisitedby Thomas Mathiesen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Originally published in 1974 and the recipient of the Denis Carroll Book Prize at the World Congress of the International Criminology Society in 1978, Thomas Mathiesen?s The Politics of Abolition is a landmark text in critical criminology. In its examination of Scandinavian penal policy and call for the abolition of prisons, this book was enormously... more...

  • Prison Diariesby Denis MacShane

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 23.32

    Two days before Christmas 2013, former MP Denis MacShane entered one of Europe?s harshest prisons. Having pleaded guilty to false accounting at the Old Bailey, he had been sentenced to six months in jail. Upon arrival at Belmarsh Prison, his books and personal possessions were confiscated and he was locked in a solitary cell for up to twenty-three... more...

  • Color Behind Bars: Racism in the U.S. Prison System [2 volumes]by Scott Bowman

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 131.00

    A diverse, critical analysis of racial and ethnic disparities within the American criminal justice system that encourages critical thinking by providing various sides to the issues. more...