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  • On the Runby Alice Goffman

    Picador 2015; US$ 13.99

    A RIVETING, GROUNDBREAKING ACCOUNT OF HOW THE WAR ON CRIME HAS TORN APART INNER-CITY COMMUNITIES Forty years in, the tough on crime turn in American politics has spurred a prison boom of historic proportions that disproportionately affects Black communities. It has also torn at the lives of those on the outside. As arrest quotas and high tech surveillance... more...

  • Hotel Kerobokanby Kathryn Bonella

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2009; US$ 12.72

    Welcome to Hotel Kerobokan, the ironic nickname for Kerobokan Jail, Bali's most notorious prison, and home to a procession of the infamous and the tragic: the BALI BOMBERS, Gold Coast beautician SCHAPELLE CORBY and the BALI NINE, among many others. In Hotel Kerobokan's filthy and disease-ridden cells, a United Nations of prisoners live crushed together... more...

  • Hell's Prisonerby Christopher Parnell

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 12.78

    Prepare yourself for a journey into the indonesian penal system, a world where murder, torture and fights to the death are the norm. Hell's Prisoner is the powerful story of one man's battle to survive in some of the world's cruellest and most inhumane prisons. Christopher Parnell, wrongly accused of drug trafficking, found himself catapulted into... more...

  • A Prison Diary Volume IIIby Jeffrey Archer

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 8.88

    The final volume in Archer's powerful account of life inside the penal system more...

  • Just Mercyby Bryan Stevenson

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.00

    New York Times Bestseller | Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times ? The Washington Post ? The Boston Globe ? The Seattle Times ? Esquire ? Time   Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction | Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction | Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award | Finalist for the Los Angeles... 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...

  • Are Prisons Obsolete?by Angela Y. Davis

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 11.95

    With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the abolition of the prison. As she quite correctly notes, American life is replete with abolition movements, and when they were engaged in these struggles, their chances of success seemed almost unthinkable.... more...

  • Lockdown on Rikersby Ms. Mary E. Buser

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    A searing glimpse at life behind bars on Rikers Island, as told by a former social worker in their Mental Health Department 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...