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  • 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...

  • Hard Timeby Shaun Attwood

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 15.98

    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...

  • No More Tomorrowsby Kathryn Bonella; Schapelle Corby

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 17.58

    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...

  • Hell's Prisonerby Christopher Parnell

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 12.78

    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...

  • 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...

  • Human Rights, Suffering, and Aesthetics in Political Prison Literatureby Yenna Wu; Simona Livescu; Ramsey Scott; Susan Slyomovics; Eugenio Di Stefano; R Shareah Taleghani; Philip F. Williams

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 84.99

    This interdisciplinary volume of essays studies human rights in political prison literature, while examining the intersections of suffering, politics, and aesthetics in an interliterary and intercultural context. As the first book to explore the concept of global aesthetics in political prison narratives, it makes a timely contribution to the advocacy... more...

  • Life on the Outsideby Jennifer Gonnerman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 18.99

    Jennifer Gonnerman is a prizewinning staff writer for The Village Voice . She has also written for The New York Times Magazine and many other publications. Her article on which Life on the Outside is based won the Livingston Award for Young Journalists in 2001. 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...

  • Gang of Oneby Gary Mulgrew

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 18.00

    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...

  • Escape from Alcatrazby J. Campbell Bruce

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2012; US$ 14.99

    In 1963, just weeks before the original publication of this book, the last prisoner was escorted off Devil's Island and Alcatraz ceased to be a prison. Author J. Campbell Bruce chronicles in spellbinding detail the Rock's transition from a Spanish fort to the maximum-security penitentiary that housed such infamous inmates as Robert Stroud, aka the... more...