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  • 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...

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

    Pan Macmillan UK 2005; US$ 13.63

    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...

  • Maximum Securityby James Morton

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2011; US$ 22.72

    Maximum security ? the toughest classification in the Australian prison system ? exerts a powerful fascination. Housing the nation's worst criminals, the so-called 'intractables', these facilities are settings of violence and despair. Just how rough are these jails within jails, and what's it like to be incarcerated in them? From the brutal regime... 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...

  • Gulagby Anne Applebaum

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 20.78

    This landmark book uncovers for the first time in detail one of the greatest horrors of the twentieth century: the vast system of Soviet camps that were responsible for the deaths of countless millions. Gulag is the only major history in any language to draw together the mass of memoirs and writings on the Soviet camps that have been published... more...

  • Miracle at Sing Singby Ralph Blumenthal

    St. Martin's Press 2005; US$ 8.99

    In 1919, Lewis E. Lawes moved his wife and young daughters into the warden's mansion at Sing Sing prison. They shared a yard with 1,096 of the toughest inmates in the world-murderers, rapists, and thieves who Lawes alone believed capable of redemption. Adamantly opposed to the death penalty, Lawes presided over 300 executions. His progressive ideas... more...