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  • Education in Prisonby Emma Hughes

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The role of education in prisons, prisoners' decisions regarding education, the impact of prison culture on either encouraging or discouraging such activities, and the potential consequences of education for prisoners' reentry into society all have important implications. This extended analysis of prisoner education represents a unique contribution... more...

  • Doing Harder Time?by Natalie Mann

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    In his seminal text Society of Captives, Gresham Sykes discusses the general pains of imprisonment to which all prisoners are subjected: the deprivation of liberty, the deprivation of heterosexual relationships, and the deprivation of autonomy. Sykes recognised that different prisoners experience these pains differently, and as a result, are affected... more...

  • Imprisoned Religionby Irene Becci

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This book explores the profound transformations that prisons and offender rehabilitation programmes in Eastern Germany have undergone with respect to religion. Drawing on participant observation and interviews of inmates, ex-prisoners, chaplains and prison visitors, this book connects the institutional to individual: focusing on the religious changes... more...

  • God in Captivityby Tanya Erzen

    Beacon Press 2017; US$ 25.99

    An eye-opening account of how and why evangelical Christian ministries are flourishing in prisons across the United States Throughout the United States, faith-based prison ministries are flourishing amid an increasingly punitive system of mass incarceration. These predominantly evangelical Christian ministries are mainly concerned with salvaging... more...

  • Little Book of Restorative Justice for People in Prisonby Barb Toews

    Good Books 2006; US$ 4.95

              Restorative justice, with its emphasis on identifying the justice needs of everyone involved in a crime, is helping restore prisoners' sense of humanity while holding them accountable for their actions.      Toews, with years of experience in prison work, shows how these practices can change prison culture and society.      Written for an... more...

  • This Is Where I Amby Zeke Caligiuri

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    Prison is where Zeke Caligiuri is. Powderhorn Park in South Minneapolis, dubbed ?Murderapolis? the year he turned eighteen, is where he comes from. It was the same neighborhood his father grew up in but had changed dramatically by the early 1990s. Yet in Zeke?s family, father and mother and grandmother kept things together while all around them the... more...

  • For the Children?by Erica R. Meiners

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    ?Childhood has never been available to all.? In her opening chapter of For the Children? , Erica R. Meiners stakes the claim that childhood is a racial category often unavailable to communities of color. According to Meiners, this is glaringly evident in the U.S. criminal justice system, where the differentiation between child and adult often equates... more...

  • Convicted and Condemnedby Keesha M. Middlemass

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 30.00

    Through the compelling words of former prisoners, Convicted and Condemned examines the lifelong consequences of a felony conviction. Felony convictions restrict social interactions and hinder felons? efforts to reintegrate into society. The educational and vocational training offered in many prisons are typically not recognized by accredited educational... more...

  • Exoneratedby Robert J. Norris

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 35.00

    The fascinating story behind the innocence movement's quest for justice. Documentaries like Making a Murderer , the first season of Serial , and the cause célèbre that was the West Memphis Three captured the attention of millions and focused the national discussion on wrongful convictions. This interest is warranted: more than 1,800 people have... more...

  • After Prisons?by William G. Martin; Joshua M. Price; John Major Eason; Luis R. Gonzalez; Chungse Jung; William G. Martin; Brendan McQuade; Andrew J. Pragacz; Joshua M. Price; Kevin Revier

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99

    Drawing on research from New York State, the contributors argue that while massive decarceration is taking place, the outcome to date is not the one wished for by reformers. Developments in the criminal justice system have instead led to a justice disinvestment as the state sheds direct responsibility for the criminal justice system to the private... more...