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  • Being Imprisonedby Marguerite Schinkel

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Exploring the way in which criminal punishment is interpreted and narrated by offenders, this book examines the meaning offenders ascribe to their sentence and the consequences of this for future desistance. more...

  • Power and Resistance in Prisonby Thomas Ugelvik

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    This book explores how prisoners turn themselves into active opponents of the prison regime, and thus reclaim their freedom and manhood. Using extensive ethnographic fieldwork from Norway's largest prison, Ugelvik provides a compelling analysis of the relationship between power, practices of resistance and prisoner subjectivity. more...

  • The Forgotten Societyby Alan E. Cober; Leslie Cober-Gentry

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 16.95

    A prominent artist ventured behind locked doors to portray three "forgotten" social classes: the elderly, people in mental institutions, and the prison population. These 92 expressive pen-and-ink portraits recall the traditions of Dürer and Grosz. more...

  • Prison Noirby Joyce Carol Oates

    Akashic Books 2014; US$ 15.95

    A completely new, fresh, and frightening take on "prison literature." more...

  • No More Tomorrowsby Kathryn Bonella; Schapelle Corby

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 17.58

    It was meant to be a two-week holiday to celebrate her sister's birthday, but for Schapelle Corby it ended up a waking nightmare. Arrested at Denpasar airport after marijuana was found in her luggage, she became the victim of every traveller's darkest fear. Over four kilograms of drugs had been planted in her bag after she'd checked it in and she... 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...

  • Human Rights, Suffering, and Aesthetics in Political Prison Literatureby Yenna Wu; Simona Livescu; Ramsey Scott; Susan Slyomovics; Eugenio Di Stefano; R Shareah Taleghani; Philip F. Williams

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 84.99

    This volume brings together a broad collection of scholarly essays that remind us that, while cruelty is a shared human trait, so too is the human capacity for creativity, eloquence, and courage in the face of such cruelty. These studies treat the aesthetics of the prison experience in the most sensitive and erudite terms. Focusing on the Middle East,... more...

  • Andersonvilleby John McElroy

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2000; US$ 4.95

    A reprint edition of the 1879 title. The years 1864-65 were a season of desperate battles, but in that time many more Union soldiers died of starvation and exposure than were killed by cannon and rifle. more...

  • Prison Life in Dixieby Sergeant Oats

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2000; US$ 3.95

    The author describes his harrowing capture and imprisonment by the Rebels at Sumter Prison a.k.a. ?Andersonville Prison Pen?. Renowned as one of the worst prisons of the Civil War, the Andersonville pen spread over only 11 acres, with a 12-foot wall surrounding over 33,000 Union soldiers. Jumping from a moving train to escape, Oats and his companion... more...

  • A World Apartby Cristina Rathbone

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    ?Life in a women?s prison is full of surprises,? writes Cristina Rathbone in her landmark account of life at MCI-Framingham. And so it is. After two intense court battles with prison officials, Rathbone gained unprecedented access to the otherwise invisible women of the oldest running women?s prison in America. The picture that emerges is both astounding... more...