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  • 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 It is by now well known that the United States’ incarceration rate is the highest in the world. What is not broadly understood is how cash-strapped and overcrowded state and federal prisons are increasingly relying on religious... 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$ 76.00

    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...

  • Happiness is Door Shapedby Ray Deveroux

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    Prisons, a community within a community. Violence is everywhere, the smell of fear is around every corner, you need, no must have eyes in the back of your head. No time to relax, no time to sit back with a brew and put your feet up, the Prison won’t let you. Ever wondered what goes on behind those Prison walls? What really goes on behind those big... more...

  • Reexamining Reentryby Rolanda J. West; Kaia Niambi Shivers; Imani West-Abdallah

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 76.00

    This book analyzes current trends in prisoner reentry programs while focusing on the populations those programs are meant to serve. By providing formerly incarcerated populations with empowerment programming designed to build and redirect their social identity in a positive way, the reintegration process has a better chance of being successful. more...

  • Sex Crimes and Sex Offendersby Donna Vandiver; Jeremy Braithwaite; Mark Stafford

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 89.95

    Sex Crimes and Sex Offenders: Research and Realities provides an overview of social scientific theory and research on sex crimes and sex offenders. Most other books on the market are focused on a single issue—such as treatment, rape, pedophilia, theory, etc. This book is unique in that it covers the most current theory and research along with individual... more...