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  • Out of Orangeby Cleary Wolters

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 15.99

    The real-life Alex Vause from the critically acclaimed, top-rated Netflix show Orange Is the New Black tells her story in her own words for the first time?a powerful, surprising memoir about crime and punishment, friendship and marriage, and a life caught in the ruinous drug trade and beyond. Fans nationwide have fallen in love with Orange Is... 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... 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...

  • Prison Diariesby Denis MacShane

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 23.32

    Two days before Christmas 2013, former MP Denis MacShane entered one of Europe?s harshest prisons. Having pleaded guilty to false accounting at the Old Bailey, he had been sentenced to six months in jail. Upon arrival at Belmarsh Prison, his books and personal possessions were confiscated and he was locked in a solitary cell for up to twenty-three... 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...

  • The Palgrave Handbook of Prison Ethnographyby Deborah H. Drake; Rod Earle; Jennifer Sloan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 210.00

    This handbook presents a rich collection of chapters that focus on the method and experience of in-depth, ethnographic research in prisons. It provides an authoritative and diverse array of international perspectives that collectively demonstrate the social and political dimensions of the use and experience of imprisonment worldwide. 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...