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  • You Got Nothing Comingby Jimmy A. Lerner

    Crown Publishing Group 2002; US$ 23.00

    A memoir of astonishing power?the true story of a middle-class, middle-aged man who fell into the Inferno of the American prison system, and what he has to do to survive. It is your worst nightmare. You wake up in an 8' x 6' concrete-and-steel cell designated "Suicide Watch #3." The cell is real. Jimmy Lerner, formerly a suburban husband and father,... 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...

  • The Real Cost of Prisons Comixby Lois Ahrens; Craig Gilmore

    PM Press 2008; US$ 10.95

    One out of every hundred adults in the U.S. is in prison. This book provides a crash course in what drives mass incarceration, the human and community costs, and how to stop the numbers from going even higher. This volume collects the three comic books published by the Real Cost of Prisons Project. The stories and statistical information in each... more...

  • Beyond Barsby Jeffrey Ross; Stephen Richards

    DK Publishing 2009; US$ 13.95

    Can the common criminal get a fresh start? An essential resource for former convicts and their families post-incarceration. The United States has the largest criminal justice system in the world, with currently over 7 million adults and juveniles in jail, prison, or community custody. Because they spend enough time in prison to disrupt their... more...

  • Handbook of Correctional Mental Health, Second Editionby Charles L. Scott

    American Psychiatric Publishing 2009; US$ 87.00

    Targeted to multiple disciplines, not just psychiatry, and reflecting current research and opinion, Handbook of Correctional Mental Health is an indispensable resource that assists the reader in understanding and providing the standard of care in a correctional setting. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...