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  • 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...

  • Just Mercyby Bryan Stevenson

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 28.00

    Just Mercy is every bit as moving as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so. . . . [It] demonstrates, as powerfully as any book on criminal justice that I?ve ever read, the extent to which brutality, unfairness, and racial bias continue to infect criminal law in the United States. But at the same time that [Bryan] Stevenson tells an utterly... more...

  • Newjackby Ted Conover

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    Acclaimed journalist Ted Conover sets a new standard for bold, in-depth reporting in this first-hand account of life inside the penal system. When Conover?s request to shadow a recruit at the New York State Corrections Officer Academy was denied, he decided to apply for a job as a prison officer. So begins his odyssey at Sing Sing, once a model prison... 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...

  • Ultimate Punishmentby Scott Turow

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 8.99

    America's leading writer about the law takes a close, incisive look at one of society's most vexing legal issues Scott Turow is known to millions as the author of peerless novels about the troubling regions of experience where law and reality intersect. In "real life," as a respected criminal lawyer, he has been involved with the death penalty... 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...

  • Baby P - It Must Never Happen Againby John McShane

    John Blake Publishing 2009; US$ 2.90

    The tragic and violent death of 17-month old Baby P at the hands of those who were supposed to love and care for him has sickened the nation. That such unimaginable cruelty could be unleashed on an innocent child – and fail to be picked up on by the authorities – has led to a public outcry and a media storm. This is a comprehensive look at the events... more...

  • The New Jim Crowby Michelle Alexander; Cornel West

    New Press, The 2012; US$ 19.95

    Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling... more...

  • The Wicked Mr Hall - The Memoirs of the Butler Who Loved to Killby Roy Archibald Hall

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 8.74

    ‘I have been called many things – “The Monster Butler?, “The Butler Who Served Death?, “The Ladies Man?. In truth I am none of these things. I am Roy Hall. Before I die I want to tell my story.? Growing up in Glasgow in the 1930s, Roy Archibald Hall was a natural thief. Due to his lucrative criminal career, he led an extravagant lifestyle. Eventually... 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...