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  • Right to Be Hostileby Erica R. Meiners

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 47.95

    In Right to be Hostile , scholar and activist Erica Meiners offers concrete examples and new insights into the "school to prison' pipeline phenomenon, showing how disciplinary regulations, pedagogy, pop culture and more not only implicitly advance, but actually normalize an expectation of incarceration for urban youth. Analyzed through a framework... more...

  • Sick Justiceby Ivan G Goldman

    Potomac Books 2013; US$ 29.95

    In America, 2.3 million people?a population about the size of Houston?s, the country?s fourth-largest city?live behind bars. Sick Justice explores the economic, social, and political forces that hijacked the criminal justice system to create this bizarre situation. Presenting frightening true stories of (sometimes wrongfully) incarcerated individuals,... 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...

  • Writing My Wrongsby Shaka Senghor

    The Crown Publishing Group 2016; US$ 26.00 US$ 19.50

    In 1991, Shaka Senghor was sent to prison for second-degree murder. Today, he is a lecturer at universities, a leading voice on criminal justice reform, and an inspiration to thousands. In life, it's not how you start that matters. It's how you finish.       Shaka Senghor was raised in a middle class neighborhood on Detroit?s east side during... more...

  • Alternative Offender Rehabilitation and Social Justiceby Janelle Joseph; Wesley Crichlow

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    This book demonstrates that alternative approaches to criminal rehabilitation succeed in developing pro-social attitudes and in improving mental, physical and spiritual health for youth and adults in prison and community settings. The use of mindfulness is highlighted as a foundational tool of self-reflexivity, creative expression and therapy. 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...

  • Bandiet out of Jailby Hugh Lewin

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2013; US$ 8.00

    A classic in South African prison writting more...

  • Brides from Bridewellby Walter Hart Blumenthal

    Tuttle Publishing 1962; US$ 3.95

    Brides from Bridewell is the story of the female felons from England and France who were sent to Colonial America to serve their prison sentences. It sets forth the harsh, often inhuman, penal conditions then prevailing in those lands, and the fact that these thousands of feminine felons constituted one of the primary marital elements in the... 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...

  • Comparing Prison Systemsby Nigel South; Robert P. Weiss

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95

    This book provides in-depth, orignal and critical analyses by leading scholars of the penal systems of 16 nations around the world, focusing on changes in social structure, culture and punishment since 1975. Contributors provide an international and comparative context in which to understand the impact of recent profound economic, social and political... more...