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  • When Prisoners Come Homeby Joan Petersilia

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 14.99

    Preface. 1. Introduction and Overview. 2. Who's Coming Home? A Profile of Returning Prisoners. 3. The Origins and Evolution of Modern Parole. 4. The Changing Nature of Parole Supervision and Services. 5. How We Help: Preparing Inmates for Release. 6. How We Hinder: Legal and Practical Barriers to Reintegration. 7. Revolving Door Justice: Inmate... more...

  • All Alone in the Worldby Nell Bernstein

    New Press, The 2007; US$ 16.95

    In this "moving condemnation of the U.S. penal system and its effect on families" ( Parents? Press ), award-winning journalist Nell Bernstein takes an intimate look at parents and children—over two million of them—torn apart by our current incarceration policy. Described as "meticulously reported and sensitively written" by Salon , the book is "brimming... more...

  • Marching Powderby Rusty Young

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 6.96

    MARCHING POWDER is the story of Thomas McFadden, a small-time English drug smuggler who was arrested in Bolivia and thrown inside the notorious San Pedro prison. He found himself in a bizarre world, the prison reflecting all that is wrong with South American society. Prisoners have to pay an entrance fee and buy their own cells (the alternative is... more...

  • Starting your Own Childminding Businessby Allison Lee

    Constable & Robinson 2006; US$ 13.11

    With more and more women with young children returning to work, hundreds of thousands of children in England and Wales are being cared for by childminders. The demand for good quality, flexible childcare is huge. If you are a childminder in the early stages of setting up your business, or you are considering caring for children in your own home, this... more...

  • Insanity - My Mad Lifeby Charles Bronson; Stephen Richards

    John Blake Publishing 2004; US$ 8.47

    Charles Bronson is the most feared and the most notorious convict in the prison system. Renowned for serial hostage taking and his rooftop sieges, he is a legend in his own lifetime. Yet behind the crime and the craziness, there is a great deal more to Charlie. He is a man of great warmth and humour; a man of great artistic talent who exhibits his... more...

  • The Prison and the Gallowsby Marie Gottschalk

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 27.00

    This 2006 book argues that punitive penal policies were forged by particular social movements. more...

  • The Little Schoolby Alicia Partnoy; Julia Alvarez

    Cleis Press 1998; US$ 16.95

    One of Argentina's 30,000 "disappeared," Alicia Partnoy was abducted from her home by secret police and taken to a concentration camp where she was tortured, and where most of the other prisoners were killed. Her writings were smuggled out of prison and published anonymously in human rights journals. The Little School is Alicia Partnoy's memoir... more...

  • The Tin Ticketby Deborah J. Swiss

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 24.95

    The convict women who built a continent..."A moving and fascinating story." -Adam Hochschild, author of King Leopold's Ghost The Tin Ticket takes readers to the dawn of the nineteenth century and into the lives of three women arrested and sent into suffering and slavery in Australia and Tasmania-where they overcame their fates unlike any... more...

  • Prisons and Prisoners in Victorian Britainby Neil Storey

    The History Press 2011; US$ 21.86

    Prisons and Prisoners in Victorian Britain' provides an illustrated insight into the Victorian prison system and the experiences of those within it - on both sides of the bars. Featuring stories of crime and misdeeds, this fascinating book includes chapters on a typical day inside a Victorian prison - food, divine service, exercise and medical provision;... more...

  • The SAGE Handbook of Punishment and Societyby Jonathan Simon; Richard Sparks

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 175.00

    Bringing together contributions from internationally renowned names in the field, this engaging and lively handbook is a definitive resource to the controversial topic of punishment and society. more...