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  • 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...

  • The Death of Innocentsby Helen Prejean

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00

    From the author of the national bestseller Dead Man Walking comes a brave and fiercely argued new book that tests the moral edge of the debate on capital punishment: What if we?re executing innocent men? Two cases in point are Dobie Gillis Williams, an indigent black man with an IQ of 65, and Joseph Roger O?Dell. Both were convicted of murder on... 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...

  • Borstal Boyby Brendan Behan

    Random House 2009; US$ 13.27

    'I have him bitched, balloxed and bewildered, for there's a system and a science in taking the piss out of a screw and I'm a well-trained man at it.' So writes Brendan Behan, poet, writer and literary legend, of the episode that coloured his life. Arrested in Liverpool as an agitator for the IRA, he was tried and sent to reform school.... more...

  • No More Tomorrowsby Schapelle Corby; Kathryn Bonella

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 16.23

    It was meant to be a two-week holiday to celebrate her sister's birthday, but for Schapelle Corby it ended up a waking nightmare. Arrested at Denpasar airport after marijuana was found in her luggage, she became the victim of every traveller's darkest fear. Over four kilograms of drugs had been planted in her bag after she'd checked it in and she... more...

  • Hard Timeby Shaun Attwood

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 14.76

    Using a golf pencil sharpened on a cell wall, Shaun Attwood wrote one of the first prison blogs, Jon's Jail Journal , excerpts of which were published in The Guardian and attracted international media attention. Brought up in England, Shaun took his business degree to Phoenix, Arizona, where he became an award winning stockbroker and... 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...

  • Hell's Prisonerby Christopher Parnell

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 11.80

    Prepare yourself for a journey into the indonesian penal system, a world where murder, torture and fights to the death are the norm. Hell's Prisoner is the powerful story of one man's battle to survive in some of the world's cruellest and most inhumane prisons. Christopher Parnell, wrongly accused of drug trafficking, found himself catapulted... more...