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  • Alphabetby Kathy Page

    Biblioasis 2014;

    A violent sex offender, incarcerated and resisting treatment, takes rehabilitation into his own hands in this Governor General's Award-winning novel. more...

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

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Maximum Securityby James Morton

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2011; US$ 25.45

    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...

  • Texas Death Rowby Bill Crawford

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 18.00

    A chilling catalog of the men and women who have paid the ultimate price for their crimes The death penalty is one of the most hotly contested and longest-standing issues in American politics, and no place is more symbolic of that debate than Texas. Since the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1977, Texas has put more than 390 prisoners to... more...

  • Right to Be Hostileby Erica R. Meiners

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 47.95

    In Right to be Hostile , scholar and activist Erica Meiners offers concrete examples and new insights into the "school to prison' pipeline phenomenon, showing how disciplinary regulations, pedagogy, pop culture and more not only implicitly advance, but actually normalize an expectation of incarceration for urban youth. Analyzed through a framework... more...

  • Doing Timeby Roger Matthews

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 99.95

    The new edition of 'Doing Time' brings this widely recognized book up to date and provides an accessible and informed discussion of current debates around prisons and penal policy. Drawing on range of international material the book provides a critical sociological analysis of developments in imprisonment. more...

  • Executed on a Technicalityby David Dow

    Beacon Press 2005; US$ 21.00

    When David Dow took his first capital case, he supported the death penalty. He changed his position as the men on death row became real people to him, and as he came to witness the profound injustices they endured: from coerced confessions to disconcertingly incompetent lawyers; from racist juries and backward judges to a highly arbitrary death penalty... more...

  • Life on the Outsideby Jennifer Gonnerman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 18.99

    A groundbreaking work of reportage on the hidden consequences of America's prison boom Life On the Outside tells the story of Elaine Bartlett, who spent sixteen years in Bedford Hills prison for selling cocaine-a first offense under New York's harsh Rockefeller drug laws. The book opens on the morning of January 26, 2000, when she is set free,... more...