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  • Revolution in Penologyby Bruce A. Arrigo; Dragan Milovanovic

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 23.99

    Revolution in Penology is a thoroughly original and thought-provoking critique of penal harm, the recursive pains of imprisonment cycle, and the normalization of violence. more...

  • The Prison Officerby Alison Liebling; David Price; Guy Shefer

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 43.95

    This is a thoroughly updated edition of The Prison Officer (2001). The aim of this book is to provide an accessible and interesting guide to the world and work of the Prison Officer, showing the centrality of staff-prisoner relationships to every operation carried out by officers. So little has been written on prison officers (in comparison to prisoners)... more...

  • Unruly Womenby Karlene Faith

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    Winner of the VanCity Book Prize, Unruly Women: The Politics of Confinement & Resistance is the seminal book about women?s imprisonment that helped spark examinations around the world into the special circumstances women face in prison, as well as the sex and gender crimes that get them there. Most women who are incarcerated do not pose a danger to... more...

  • Prisonsby Jeffrey Ferro

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 54.00

    Clear and comprehensive, Prisons, Revised Edition examines the state of U.S. prisons and related issues. It focuses on the development of prisons in the United States and how the competing goals of punishment and rehabilitation have shaped the evolution of criminal correction. An overview presents statistics on U.S. prisons and explores the issues... more...

  • Hard Time Bluesby Sasha Abramsky

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 8.99

    In September 1996, fifty-three year old heroin addict Billy Ochoa was sentenced to 326 years in prison. His crime: committing $2100 worth of welfare fraud. Ochoa was sent to New Folsom supermax prison, joining thousands of other men who will spend the rest of their lives in California's teeming correctional facilities as a result of that state's tough... more...

  • Who Moved My Soap?by Andy Borowitz

    Simon & Schuster 2009; Not Available

    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...

  • Prison Diary 3by Jeffrey Archer

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.94

    The final volume in Archer's powerful account of life inside the penal system more...

  • Who Moved My Soap?by Andy Borowitz

    Simon & Schuster 2009; Not Available

    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 Complete Parkhurst Talesby Norman Parker

    John Blake 2006; US$ 9.99

    Norman Parker spent 25 years of his life in a high security Category A prison. Convicted of murder and manslaughter in the 1970s, he was sentenced to life at the notorious Parkhurst Prison. Norman Parker has certainly seen a lot during his time on the inside, and this is his complete collection of tales from behind the bars. He encountered some of... more...

  • Behind Barsby Jeffrey Ross; Stephen Richards

    DK Publishing 2002; US$ 14.95

    A judge hands down a stretch in a local, state, or federal prison. It's time for some serious life lessons. With the crime rates soaring in the United States and the prison population growing faster than at any other time in American history, staying alive and well - both mentally and physically - is tougher than ever. more...