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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...

  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Release from prison is matter of increasing interest throughout Europe. On the one hand, arguments about the need to reduce prison numbers, as well the consistent findings that prisoners can be integrated into society more effectively if they are subject to a period of supervision in the community, have made early release policies attractive to governments... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    The concept of critical criminology ? that crime and the present day processes of criminalization are rooted in the core structures of society ? is of more relevance today than it has been at any other time. Written by an internationally renowned scholar, Contemporary Critical Criminology introduces the most up-to-date empirical, theoretical,... more...