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  • 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...

  • Ultimate Punishmentby Scott Turow

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 8.99

    America's leading writer about the law takes a close, incisive look at one of society's most vexing legal issues Scott Turow is known to millions as the author of peerless novels about the troubling regions of experience where law and reality intersect. In "real life," as a respected criminal lawyer, he has been involved with the death penalty... more...

  • Prisoner Reentry and Social Capitalby Angela J. Hattery; Earl Smith

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 32.99

    Based on interviews with 25 men and women who were recently released from prison, this book explores the re-entry process and the barriers that lead to failed re-entry and a return to prison. Unique to Prisoner Re-entry and Social Capital, Earl Smith and Angela J. Hattery explore the role that social capital plays in successful re-entry as well the... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Heaven ? North Sea Camp: A Prison Diary 3by Jeffrey Archer

    Pan Macmillan UK 2005; US$ 15.45

    THE FINAL VOLUME IN ARCHER'S POWERFUL ACCOUNT OF LIFE INSIDE THE PENAL SYSTEMDay 115 - Saturday 10th November 2001 - 6.38am"It's all an act. I am hopelessly unhappy, dejected and broken. I smile when I am at my lowest, I laugh when I see no humour, I help others when I need help myself. I am alone. If I were to show any sign, even for a moment, of... 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...