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  • 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$ 20.19

    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

    Ten Speed Press 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...

  • Blinkby Ian MacDonald; David Leslie

    Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 14.01

    As a young man in Glasgow's underworld, Ian 'Blink' MacDonald fought, robbed and slashed his way to the top, developing a taste for the high life along the way. His notoriety earned him an offer of work from Scotland's most feared gangster, Arthur Thompson, but MacDonald had other plans: to finance a new life in Spain with the multimillion-pound... more...

  • The Lone Brit on 13by Christopher Chance

    Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 14.01

    The Lone Brit on 13 is a gripping true story of violence, degradation and adventure penned in the confines of a grim Malaga prison cell. Imprisoned for drug-smuggling, the lone Brit on Wing 13, Chance, reveals the horrors he experienced among cut-throat villains and screws in the netherworld of the Spanish prison system.Chance takes to writing in... more...

  • Carabanchelby Christopher Chance

    Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 14.01

    This is a true story of survival in what was arguably the most sinister prison in Europe: the Carabanchel. Christopher Chance was the last Brit to be shackled and hauled out of that infamous Spanish hellhole before it closed its gates on decades of disgraceful cruelty. Along with the rest of the remaining inmates, he was transferred to another prison... more...

  • The Death Penalty in Americaby Hugo Adam Bedau

    Oxford University Press, USA 1997; US$ 22.99

    In The Death Penalty in America: Current Controversies, Hugo Adam Bedau, one of our preeminent scholars on the subject, provides a comprehensive sourcebook on the death penalty, making the process of informed consideration not only possible but fascinating as well. No mere revision of the third edition of The Death Penalty in America--which the New... more...

  • Out of Sight, Out of Mindby John Podmore

    Biteback Publishing 2012; US$ 18.94

    At the heart of his book is his conclusion that prison simply does not work, failing on three fundamental levels. The view of the popular media is that when prisoners are locked up they cannot commit crime. This is not true. Podmore shows how crime actually proliferates in prison, how serious organised crime is allowed to flourish there through bad... more...

  • Probationby Rob Canton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This is a general introductory text about the work of the probation service. It is intended to give a reliable account of contemporary probation policy and practice, but offers critical perspectives as well. This book is accessible to new students of probation and to general readers, but also draws on a range of theoretical approaches to try to understand... more...

  • Captive Imaginationby Varavara Rao

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; Not Available

    Poet, Marxist critic and activist, Varavara Rao (VV) has been continually persecuted by the state and intermittently imprisoned since 1973, but he never stopped writing during all these decades, even from within prison. When he was subjected to ?one thousand days of solitary confinement? during 1985?89 in Secunderabad Jail, a leading national daily... more...