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  • 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...

  • 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$ 79.99

    Reexamining Reentry analyzes current trends in prisoner reentry programs while focusing on the populations those programs are meant to serve. The focus on empowerment strategies in this book suggests that by providing formerly incarcerated populations with instruction or programming designed to build and redirect their social identity in a positive... more...

  • Women, Incarceration, and Human Rights Violationsby Alana Van Gundy; Amy Baumann-Grau

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    A rich examination of the neglect and abuses occurring to women in correctional facilities, Women, Incarceration, and Human Rights Violations draws upon a wealth of case studies from around the world and class action lawsuits to shed light on ?covert? abuse such as sexual or physical abuse, as well as ?overt? abuse such as the denial of medical treatment.... 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...

  • 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...

  • In the Shadow of Prisonby Helen Codd

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    This book provides an up-to-date, accessible introduction to the relationship between families, prisons and penal policies in the United Kingdom. It explores current debates in relation to prisoners and their families, and introduces the reader to relevant theoretical approaches. Interdisciplinary in nature, the book incorporates perspectives drawn... more...

  • Who Moved My Soap?by Andy Borowitz

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 13.99

    Attention, CEOs: Finally, a book you don't have to cook! If you're a CEO who's just been caught, this is the book you won't want to be caught without. Who Moved My Soap? The CEO's Guide to Surviving in Prison is loaded with helpful tips, including: How to go from "bitch" to "boss" in one week or less The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Prisoners... more...

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

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 44.99

    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...