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  • Comparing Prison Systemsby Nigel South; Robert P. Weiss

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 190.00

    this book provides in-depth, original and critical analyses by leading scholars of the penal systems of 16 nations around the world, focusing on changes in social structure, culture and punishment since 1975. more...

  • Burning Down the Houseby Nell Bernstein

    New Press, The 2014;

    When teenagers scuffle during a basketball game, they are typically benched. But when Will got into it on the court, he and his rival were sprayed in the face at close range by a chemical similar to Mace, denied a shower for twenty-four hours, and then locked in solitary confinement for a month. One in three American children will be arrested by... more...

  • Andersonvilleby John McElroy

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2000; US$ 4.95

    A reprint edition of the 1879 title. The years 1864-65 were a season of desperate battles, but in that time many more Union soldiers died of starvation and exposure than were killed by cannon and rifle. more...

  • Prison Life in Dixieby Sergeant Oats

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2000; US$ 3.95

    The author describes his harrowing capture and imprisonment by the Rebels at Sumter Prison a.k.a. ?Andersonville Prison Pen?. Renowned as one of the worst prisons of the Civil War, the Andersonville pen spread over only 11 acres, with a 12-foot wall surrounding over 33,000 Union soldiers. Jumping from a moving train to escape, Oats and his companion... more...

  • You Got Nothing Comingby Jimmy A. Lerner

    Crown Publishing Group 2002; US$ 23.00

    A memoir of astonishing power?the true story of a middle-class, middle-aged man who fell into the Inferno of the American prison system, and what he has to do to survive. It is your worst nightmare. You wake up in an 8' x 6' concrete-and-steel cell designated "Suicide Watch #3." The cell is real. Jimmy Lerner, formerly a suburban husband and father,... more...

  • A World Apartby Cristina Rathbone

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    ?Life in a women?s prison is full of surprises,? writes Cristina Rathbone in her landmark account of life at MCI-Framingham. And so it is. After two intense court battles with prison officials, Rathbone gained unprecedented access to the otherwise invisible women of the oldest running women?s prison in America. The picture that emerges is both astounding... more...

  • The Real Cost of Prisons Comixby Lois Ahrens; Craig Gilmore

    PM Press 2008; US$ 10.95

    One out of every hundred adults in the U.S. is in prison. This book provides a crash course in what drives mass incarceration, the human and community costs, and how to stop the numbers from going even higher. This volume collects the three comic books published by the Real Cost of Prisons Project. The stories and statistical information in each... more...

  • Beyond Barsby Jeffrey Ross; Stephen Richards

    DK Publishing 2005; US$ 13.95

    Can the common criminal get a fresh start? An essential resource for former convicts and their families post-incarceration. The United States has the largest criminal justice system in the world, with currently over 7 million adults and juveniles in jail, prison, or community custody. Because they spend enough time in prison to disrupt their connections... more...

  • Restorative Justice in a Prison Communityby Cheryl Swanson

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 36.99

    This book provides a unique perspective on how restorative justice works in an actual prison setting. Theory, practice, research findings, and the illustration of concepts through inmate writings make this an excellent vehicle for learning more about alternatives to our present approach to crime and punishment. more...

  • Handbook of Correctional Mental Health, Second Editionby Charles L. Scott

    American Psychiatric Publishing 2009; US$ 87.00

    Targeted to multiple disciplines, not just psychiatry, and reflecting current research and opinion, Handbook of Correctional Mental Health is an indispensable resource that assists the reader in understanding and providing the standard of care in a correctional setting. more...