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  • The Innocent Manby John Grisham

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 9.99

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In the town of Ada, Oklahoma, Ron Williamson was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. But on his way to the Big Leagues, Ron stumbled, his dreams broken by drinking, drugs, and women. Then, on a winter night in 1982, not far from Ron?s home, a young cocktail waitress named Debra Sue Carter was savagely murdered.... more...

  • The New Jim Crowby Michelle Alexander; Cornel West

    The New Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    Michelle Alexander is an associate professor of law at Ohio State University and holds a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. Formerly the director of the ACLU?s Racial Justice Project in Northern California, Alexander served as a law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun. Cornel West ... more...

  • Orange Is the New Blackby Piper Kerman

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES ? #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at the infamous federal correctional facility... more...

  • The Lucifer Effectby Philip Zimbardo

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 15.98

    In The Lucifer Effect , the award-winning and internationally respected psychologist, Philip Zimbardo, examines how the human mind has the capacity to be infinitely caring or selfish, kind or cruel, creative or destructive. He challenges our conceptions of who we think we are, what we believe we will never do - and how and why almost any of us could... more...

  • Disability Incarceratedby Liat Ben-Moshe; Chris Chapman; Allison C. Carey

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 30.00

    Disability Incarcerated offers an outstanding collection of interdisciplinary scholarship examining the incarceration and segregation of people with disabilities the United States and Canada. more...

  • Inside Rikersby Jennifer Wynn

    St. Martin's Press 2002; US$ 17.99

    Rikers Island--just six miles from the Empire State Building--is one of the largest, most complex and most expensive penal institutions in the world, yet most New Yorkers couldn't find it on a map. Jennifer Wynn, the director of the Fresh Start program at Rikers, takes readers into the jails and then back out-to the communities where her students... more...

  • Shakespeare Behind Barsby Jean Trounstine

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    A deeply stirring account of one woman's experience teaching drama to women in prison. I began to understand that female prisoners are not "damaged goods" and to recognize that most of these women had toughed it out in a society that favors others-- by gender, class, or race. They are Desdemonas suffering because of jealous men, Lady Macbeths craving... more...

  • Disposable Youthby Ed.D. James C. Wilson

    SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99

    Disposable Youth has the power to change America. Seventy percent of the 2.4 million prisoners in America today are high school dropouts. Half of all African American and Hispanic urban high school students drop out. Forty percent of all urban high school students drop out. This continuum of dropping out of high school and into crime and then prison... more...

  • The Prisons / Le Carceriby Giovanni Battista Piranesi; John Howe; Philip Hofer

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    The timeless Carceri etchings of Piranesi (1720?1778) represent not only spectacular artistic accomplishments but also unforgettable expressions of psychological truths. Combining the influences of Tiepolo, Bibiena, and Rembrandt, these works of architectural fantasy challenge the boundaries of perception, creating a vast system of visual provocation.... more...

  • Who Moved My Soap?by Andy Borowitz

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 9.95

    Attention, CEOs: Finally, a book you don't have to cook! If you're a CEO who's just been caught, this is the book you won't want to be caught without. Who Moved My Soap? The CEO's Guide to Surviving in Prison is loaded with helpful tips, including: How to go from "bitch" to "boss" in one week or less The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Prisoners... more...