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  • 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...

  • American Correctionsby Barry A. Krisberg; Susan Marchionna; Christopher J. Hartney

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 81.00

    American Corrections: Concepts and Controversies, by Barry Krisberg, Susan Marchionna, and Chris Hartney, presents an incisive view of every aspect of corrections (including jails, probation, sentencing, prisons, and parole), prompting students to think critically about the complex issues involved in responding to the current crisis in the U.S. correctional... more...

  • The Prison Book Clubby Ann Walmsley

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 12.99

    After Ann Walmsley was mugged near her house in Hampstead, she found she was unable to walk alone down the street and it shook her belief in the fundamental goodness of people. In Canada a few years later, when her friend Carol asked her to participate in a bold new venture in a men?s medium security prison, Ann had to weigh her curiosity and desire... more...

  • Forget You Had a Daughter - Doing Time in the Bangkok Hiltonby Sandra Gregory

    John Blake Publishing 2013; US$ 8.74

    Sandra Gregory seemed to have the perfect life in Bangkok - until illness, unemployment and political unrest turned it into a nightmare. Desperate to get home by any means possible, she agreed to smuggle an addict's personal supply of heroin. She didn't even make it onto the plane.In this remarkably candid memoir, Sandra Gregory tells the full story... more...

  • 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 Problem of Punishmentby David Boonin

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    This book asks why it is morally permissible for the state to punish people for breaking the law. more...

  • Worse Than Slaveryby David M. Oshinsky

    Free Press 1997; US$ 15.95

    The brutal conditions and inhuman treatment of African-Americans in Southern prisons has been immortalized in blues songs and in such movies as Cool Hand Luke. Now, drawing on police and prison records and oral histories, David M. Oshinsky presents an account of Mississippi?s notorious Parchman Farm; what it tells us about our past is well worth remembering... more...

  • Introduction to Correctionsby Robert D. Hanser

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 88.00

    The Second Edition of Introduction to Corrections  provides students with a strong, comprehensive foundation in the field of corrections using modern research, theoretical origins, and practical application . Designed for introductory corrections courses,  this text uniquely illustrates how the day-to-day practitioner conducts business in... more...

  • Angels with Dirty Facesby Walidah Imarisha

    AK Press 2016; US$ 16.00

    The question of what to do with? rapists and murderers stops being rhetorical when they are the people you love. more...

  • Changing the Guardby Alexander Tabarrok; Charles H. Logan

    Independent Institute 2002; US$ 8.99

    When prison privatization began in the United States in the early 1980s, many policy analysts claimed that the result would be higher costs, declining quality, and an erosion of state authority. Bringing together five of the leading researchers of prison privatization and criminology, this authoritative survey addresses the economic as well as the... more...