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  • Inside Rikersby Jennifer Wynn

    St. Martin's Press 2002; US$ 17.99

    Rikers Island--just six miles from the Empire State Building--is one of the largest, most complex and most expensive penal institutions in the world, yet most New Yorkers couldn't find it on a map. Jennifer Wynn, the director of the Fresh Start program at Rikers, takes readers into the jails and then back out-to the communities where her students... more...

  • Shakespeare Behind Barsby Jean Trounstine

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    A deeply stirring account of one woman's experience teaching drama to women in prison. I began to understand that female prisoners are not "damaged goods" and to recognize that most of these women had toughed it out in a society that favors others-- by gender, class, or race. They are Desdemonas suffering because of jealous men, Lady Macbeths craving... more...

  • Just Mercyby Bryan Stevenson

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 28.00

    A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice?from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need:... 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...

  • The Myth of Prison Rapeby Mark S. Fleisher; Jessie L. Krienert

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 26.99

    The Myth of Prison Rape provides a nuanced glimpse into the complex sexual dynamics of the American prison. Drawing on results from the most comprehensive study of inmate sexuality to date, the authors analyze the intricacies of sexuality and sexual violence in daily inmate life. Dynamic case studies and interview excerpts enliven this cultural study... more...

  • Families Behind Barsby Kay Danes

    New Holland Publishers (Australia) 2009; US$ 12.95

    Familes Behind Bars will make you cry, it will cause you despair - but it will also inspire you and offer you the hope that nothing is impossible. more...

  • What Else Works?by Jo Brayford; Francis B Cowe; John Deering

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    What Else Works? has developed out of a growing awareness amongst practitioners that centralized notions of what works and ?one size fits all? approaches to work with offenders and other groups is inevitably limited in its scope and effectiveness. The book seeks to dispel the view of probation service users as 'offenders', and socially excluded... more...

  • Offender Rehabilitationby Gwen Robinson; Iain Crow

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 60.00

    Insightful, relevant and comprehensive, this book explains how offender rehabilitation has developed historically and in recent years. more...

  • Effective Teaching in Correctional Settingsby Robert G. Thomas; Murray Thomas

    Charles C Thomas 2008; US$ 39.95

    This book has a dual purpose: to identify problems faced by people who teach in correctional institutions and to propose solutions for those problems. The intent of this book is to help both new instructors as well as current ones perform their jobs effectively. The book is divided into three parts. The first part introduces the reader to the field... more...

  • Hotel Kerobokanby Kathryn Bonella

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2009; US$ 15.45

    Welcome to Hotel Kerobokan, the ironic nickname for Kerobokan Jail, Bali's most notorious prison, and home to a procession of the infamous and the tragic: the BALI BOMBERS, Gold Coast beautician SCHAPELLE CORBY and the BALI NINE, among many others. In Hotel Kerobokan's filthy and disease-ridden cells, a United Nations of prisoners live crushed together... more...