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  • 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...

  • Last Chance in Texasby John Hubner

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    A powerful, bracing and deeply spiritual look at intensely, troubled youth, Last Chance in Texas gives a stirring account of the way one remarkable prison rehabilitates its inmates. While reporting on the juvenile court system, journalist John Hubner kept hearing about a facility in Texas that ran the most aggressive?and one of the most successful?treatment... more...

  • Texas Death Rowby Bill Crawford

    Penguin Publishing Group 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...

  • The Prisoners' Worldby William S. Tregea; Marjorie S. Larmour

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 40.99

    The Prisoners' World seeks to make the 'prisoners' voice' come alive for regular college classroom students via author narrative essays as well as over sixty prisoner essays that shed light into prisoner experiences in California and Michigan penitentiaries. 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$ 14.38

    '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...

  • Marching Powderby Rusty Young

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2007; US$ 13.63

    Rusty Young, a twenty-something Australian law graduate, was backpacking in South America when he heard about Thomas McFadden, an English drug trafficker who ran tours inside Bolivia's notorious San Pedro prison. When Rusty met Thomas, they formed a surprising yet instant friendship and then became partners in an attempt to record Thomas's experiences... 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...

  • The Damage Doneby W Fellows

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 12.78

    Think about the most wretched day of your life. Maybe it was when someone you loved died, or when you were badly hurt in an accident, or a day when you were so terrified you could scarcely bear it. No imagine 4,000 of those days in one big chunk. In 1978, Warren Fellows was convicted in Thailand of heroin trafficking and was sentenced... more...

  • Gang of Oneby Gary Mulgrew

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; Not Available

    You're from Glasgow. You're in a notorious Texas prison. You're on your own. The true story of the man who became a ... Gang of One. more...