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  • The Autobiography of an Executionby David R. Dow

    Grand Central Publishing 2010; US$ 11.99

    Near the beginning of The Autobiography of an Execution , David Dow lays his cards on the table. "People think that because I am against the death penalty and don't think people should be executed, that I forgive those people for what they did. Well, it isn't my place to forgive people, and if it were, I probably wouldn't. I'm a judgmental and not... more...

  • Release from Prisonby Nicola Padfield; Dirk Van Zyl Smit; Frieder DŁnkel

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This book addresses the current debates surrounding the release of prisoners, offering an invaluable survey of the situation in a number of European countries in a comparative perspective, and focusing on issues of fairness and justice. more...

  • A Northern Confederate at Johnson's Island Prisonby James Parks Caldwell; George H. Jones

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00

    A college graduate at 16 and a founder of the Sigma Chi fraternity, Caldwell entered the Confederate Army as an artillery lieutenant. He fought at Shiloh, Port Hudson and other campaigns before being captured in 1863 and imprisoned on Johnson's Island, in Lake Erie, near Sandusky, Ohio. He kept a daily diary for 18 months, describing the prison... more...

  • A Handbook for Correctional Psychologistsby Kevin M. Corriea

    Charles C Thomas 2009; US$ 38.95

    Correctional psychology is an area of specialization that has recently enjoyed explosive growth along with the burgeoning United States prison population and the renewed interest in providing correctional rehabilitation programs that reduce inmate recidivism. This completely revised and updated second edition continues to provide an overview of empirical... more...

  • Colonial Systems of Controlby Viviane Saleh-Hanna

    University of Ottawa Press 2008; US$ 42.99

    A pioneering book on prisons in West Africa, Colonial Systems of Control: Criminal Justice in Nigeria is the first comprehensive presentation of life inside a West African prison. Chapters by prisoners inside Kirikiri maximum security prison in Lagos, Nigeria are published alongside chapters by scholars and activists. While prisoners document... more...

  • Contemporary Critical Criminologyby Walter S. DeKeseredy

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 51.95

    Written by an internationally renowned and award winning scholar, Contemporary Critical Criminology offers readers a highly intelligible, up-to-date synthesis of recent empirical, theoretical, and political contributions made by an international body of progressive scholars. more...

  • America Is the Prisonby Lee Bernstein

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 20.00

    In the 1970s, while politicians and activists outside prisons debated the proper response to crime, incarcerated people helped shape those debates though a broad range of remarkable political and literary writings. Lee Bernstein explores the forces that sparked a dramatic "prison art renaissance," shedding light on how incarcerated people produced... more...

  • Insideby Michael G. Santos

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 15.99

    American jails and prisons†confine nearly 13.5 million people each year, and it is estimated that†6†to†7 percent of the U.S. population will be confined in their lifetimes. Despite these disturbing numbers, little is known about life inside beyond the mythology of popular culture. Michael G. Santos, a federal prisoner nearing the end of his second... more...

  • Purgatoryby Jeffrey Archer

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 21.99

    On July 19, 2001, following a conviction for perjury, international bestselling author Jeffrey Archer was sentenced to four years in prison. Prisoner FF8282, as Archer is now known, spent the first three weeks in the notorious HMP Belmarsh, a high-security prison in South London, home to murderers, terrorists and some of Britain's most violent criminals.... more...

  • God of the Rodeoby Daniel Bergner

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.00

    Never before had Daniel Bergner seen a spectacle as bizarre as the one he had come to watch that Sunday in October. Murderers, rapists, and armed robbers were competing in the annual rodeo at Angola, the grim maximum-security penitentiary in Louisiana. The convicts, sentenced to life without parole, were thrown, trampled, and gored by bucking bulls... more...