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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Crime and Punishment in Americaby Elliott Currie

    Picador 2013; US$ 17.99

    ?Earnest, free of jargon, lucid?This is a book that ought to be read by anyone concerned about crime and punishment in America.??The Washington Post Book World A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize When Crime and Punishment in America was first published in 1998, the national incarceration rate had doubled in just over a decade, and yet the United... more...

  • Executionby Geoffrey Abbott

    St. Martin's Press 2006; US$ 8.99

    In his own darkly humorous style, Geoffrey Abbott describes the instruments used and their effectiveness and reveals the macabre origins of familiar phrases such as ?gone west? or ?drawn a blank,? as well as the jargon of the underworld. He covers everything from the preparation of the victim to the disposal of the body. Execution is everything... more...

  • Electronically Monitored Punishmentby Mike Nellis; Kristel Beyens; Dan Kaminski

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Electronic monitoring (EM) is a way of supervising offenders in the community whilst they are on bail, serving a community sentence or after release from prison. Various technologies can be used, including voice verification, GPS satellite tracking and ? most commonly - the use of radio frequency to monitor house arrest. It originated in the USA... more...

  • Guillotineby Robert Frederick Opie

    The History Press 2013; US$ 29.17

    Robert Frederick Opie takes the reader on a sometimes terrifying journey tracing the development of the guillotine over nearly two centuries, recounting the stories of famous executions and some of the most touching pleas for mercy. more...

  • I'll Fly Awayby Wally Lamb; I'll Fly Away contributors

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    For several years, Wally Lamb, the author of two of the most beloved novels of our time, has run a writing workshop at the York Correctional Institution, Connecticut's only maximum-security prison for women. Writing, Lamb discovered, was a way for these women to face their fears and failures and begin to imagine better lives. Couldn't Keep It to... more...

  • Corrections and Collectionsby Joe Day

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    A fascinating and accessible look at modern American prisons and museums     more...

  • Getting Lifeby Michael Morton

    Simon & Schuster 2014; Not Available

    He spent twenty-five years in prison for a crime he did not commit. He lost his wife, his son, and his freedom. This is the story of how Michael Morton finally got justice?and a second chance at life. On August 13, 1986, just one day after his thirty-second birthday, Michael Morton went to work at his usual time. By the end of the day, his wife Christine... more...

  • Getting Lifeby Michael Morton

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 25.00

    He spent twenty-five years in prison for a crime he did not commit. He lost his wife, his son, and his freedom. This is the story of how Michael Morton finally got justice?and a second chance at life. On August 13, 1986, just one day after his thirty-second birthday, Michael Morton went to work at his usual time. By the end of the day, his wife Christine... more...